Benue State Pensioners have urged Governor Hyacinth Alia to implement the consequential adjustment harmonisation, and give the pensioners palliatives.
State chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Mr Michael Vembe stated this in an interaction with the Governor represented by the Commissioner for Justice and Public Order, Mr Fidelis Mnyim.
Vembe also requested the governor to give free treatment to pensioners at the primary health centers across the state, lamenting that most of the pensioners still earned N2,000 monthly and could not afford hospital bills.
He was speaking while responding to the plea by the governor for them to withdraw all court cases against the state government in a bid to stop the series of garnishee orders against the state government.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that a garnishee order is a judicial proceeding, in which a creditor asks the court to order a third party to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor’s property in possession of that third party.
Alia appealed on Monday in Makurdi, during a stakeholders meeting between the government and the pensioners.
Governor pleaded with the pensioners saying “All the calls to withdraw cases from court are not threats, but an appeal to allow the governor to concentrate on regular payment of pension allowances and gratuities.”
The Commissioner therefore, appealed to the pensioners to withdraw their cases and allow the governor concentrate on serving them better.