Pensioners, under the auspices of Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) yesterday in Abuja said pensioners in the country have been the biggest victim of corruption that has bedevilled the country.
Addressing a world press conference at the Labour House, Abuja, the NUP President, Dr. Abel Afolayan declared that the Pension Funds became a cesspool of corruption under the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
Speaking on the many plights of the pensioners, Afolayan, said the pensioners were the worst hit by the uncontrolled corruption and suffered tremendous effect of corruption the most in the country.
He added with pains that the pensioners, who have used their youthful age to serve the country meritoriously in various field of human endeavour have virtually become endangered species.
“Mr. President, we humbly wish to say that if there is any group of people who have suffered tremendous effects of corruption in Nigeria, it is the pensioners who have virtually become endangered species. In the days when pensioners were paid by the office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Pension Funds became virtually a cesspool of corruption where officers dipped their hands and gratified their insatiable dirty appetites.”