Nigerian pensioners, who retired from the electricity sector, have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the lingering issue of N35 billion arrears owed them.
The pensioners under the aegis of Electricity Sector Retiree Welfare Association (ESREWA) led by its president, Elder Benjamin- Maisamari Amako, said this while addressing newsmen at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Friday in Abuja.
Amako said the delay in payment of the pension arrears had led to untold hardship for its members.
He also noted that every Nigerian, including President Buhari, knew the pathetic situation of pensioners in the country, saying that immediate action should be taken to address the issue of the arrears.
He, however, expressed joy that the president had successfully returned from his medical trip to London, wished him good health and longer life, and urged him to use his first resumption day at the office to save countless dying pensioners whose fate were tied to the delayed payment of arrears.
Amako, however, noted that Buhari’s administration remained the best so far for pensioners, because of the ensured timely payment of monthly pension to Federal pensioners.