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200 Pensioners Protest At Fashola’s Office


Over 200 Lagos pensioners on Monday embarked on a peaceful demonstration to the office of Governor Babatunde Fashola in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria over poor treatment by the state government.

The pensioners aged between 65 and 80 years stormed the Governor’s office with placards, lamenting the years of neglect by the Lagos State Government.

IMG_9795Some of the pensioners who said they had served the state for average of 35 five years were assisted to the protest point by their children.

They said many of them could no longer meet their basic needs, including shelter and food because of lack of funds.

Some of the inscriptions on their placards are: “Lagos State Government, have mercy on us,” “Fashola, hunger is killing us,” “We are dying one by one” and “Is it a crime to serve the state in our youths?”

Efforts by our correspondent to get the reaction of the state Commissioner for Establishment and Training, Florence Oguntuwashe to react on the protest proved abortive.

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