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The Nigeria Union of pensioners, Ogun state chapter has debunked the rumour that its members received some food items from former governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun as palative to cushion the effect of lockdown on them.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that the pensioners disassociate themselves from the rumour in a statement signed by the NUP chairman, W. O Oloyede and Secretary, Bola Lawal.
The duo in the statement insisted that the state pensioners are not beneficiaries of the palative distributed by Amosun.
The pensioners maintained that they did not collect any palative from politicians or philanthropists since the lockdown began in the state.
PLATFORM TIMES however learnt that a pensioner has gone on behalf of the NUP to collect the palative from the former governor.
But, the pensioners said the person who applied and collected the food items did that without the knowledge of the union.
They described the action as illegal and impersonation which will not be tolerated by the union.
They however urged the pensioner to return the food to the former governor because the constituted authority was not aware.
The statement reads, “our attention has been drawn to a public announcement that Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Ogun state council was a beneficiary in the food items distributed by a former governor in the state.
“We wish to dissociate ourselves from this announcement. This union did not collect any palative from any quarters, be it from a politician or any philanthropist.
“We frowned at the attitude of the pensioner who applied and collected the food items in the name of the union without the knowledge of the constituted authority. He is implored to return the collected food items to base, because his action is illegal and impersonating.”
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