The Edo State Government has said it does not owe pensioners in the state as pension is usually paid on or before the 26th of every month.
This was disclosed on Monday in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Andrew Emwanta JP.
In the statement, the Commissioner revealed that the state government will continue to show commitment towards the welfare and wellbeing of pensioners in the state.
He said, “Edo State Government does not owe any pensioner their monthly pension. Pensioners in Edo State get their monthly entitlement on or before 26 of every month.
“The agitation of pensioners today in Benin City was just a consequence of disagreement among members of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) over statutory deduction of one per cent from their pensions in favour of the Union, as check-off dues.
“It was unfortunate that the Edo State Government was caught in the crossfire over the disagreement between members of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners and their leadership. While some members of the Union are in support of the statutory deduction, others are against it.”