The Nigeria Union Of Pensioners have conferred on Governor of Kano State Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje the Award of Excellence of most Pensioner Friendly Governor.
The Award was bestowed on the Governor on Wednesday during the 11th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference Of the Nigeria Union Of Pensioners held at the NAF Conference Centre,Abuja.
The President Of the Nigeria Union Of Pensioners, Dr.Abel Afolanyan in his speech appreciated Governor Ganduje for his support and performing creditably towards payment of retired workers pension.
According to him…”the award is in recognition of Governor Ganduje’s excellent service to the nation and appreciation of his care and support for all pensioners in Kano State”.
The President Of the Pension Union added that..”In October last year we were in Kano to commission a State Of the Art Secretariat donated to the Kano State Council of the Union by the State Government.”
“The State Pension Union re-emphasized that their Governor is a listening leader,coincidentally also a pensioner and a man with human feeling”. No doubt Governor Ganduje has been recognized and honoured with the Award Of Excellence and Pensioner-Friendly Governor.”
According to a press Statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Hassan Musa Fagge, responding, Gov. Ganduje represented by his Deputy Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna while thanking the Nigeria Union Of Pensioners said the conferment of the award is an encouragement to his administration to continue to give priority towards enhancing the lives of the retired workers in the State.
“I am indeed proud of the union and wish to assure of continued support and cooperation to it in order to achieve its goals Ganduje said”.
He pointed out that his government has never fail in the payment of monthly pension to the pensioners since its inception from 2015 to date.
The Governor also appreciates the harmonious relationship that exist between his administration and pensioners in the State.
He however assured that very soon all arrears of other benefits will be settled.
Other dignitaries who spoke during the occasion include the Minister Of Labour and Employment Dr.Chris Ngige represented by the Permanent Secretary,The Chairman Of the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service Sen.Ibrahim Shekarau and the President Of the Nigeria Labour Congress Comrade Ayuba Wabba.
Highlights of the occasion includes presentation of Awards to Governors of Lagos,Yobe,Borno and Oyo States also for their contribution and commitment to the uplifting of welfare of the retired workers.