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NLC Asks NASS To Criminalise Failure To Pay Pension

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC ) yesterday asked the National Assembly to consider a bill that will prohibit and criminalise the owing of pensioners in Nigeria.
This was part of discussions during a familiarisation visit to the headquarters of the National Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Abuja by leaders of the labour centre.
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NLC national president Comrade Joseph Ajaero, who led other members of the national executive on the visit, stressed that pensioners who have given their best in the service of this nation must be valued.
He said, “We should criminalise the issue of owing pension, there should be a bill in the national assembly that  should criminalise it. If people work for thirty-five years and retire and you owe then, we expect them to die and it should be a criminal offense.
“Some pensioners are earning five thousand naira and human beings go ahead and owe them when even the security vote in every state can take care of the pension.

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