Muhammadu Buhari. (File: AFP)
Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari, Presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), has committed to addressing the plight of pensioners should he be elected, Sun News reports.
The call came after several ex-servicemen presented Buhari with a petition alleging their maltreatment by current PDP administration.
Buhari lamented the complaints by the ex-servicemen, saying that it is unconscionable for senior citizens to be treated with and suffering.
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Buhari also added that he would invoke provisions of the APC manifesto to ensure than retired officers receive their benefits and gratuity in addition to prompt pension payouts.
Buhari came out as saying the treatment of senior citizens is a reflection of the beliefs of a country's civilisation and decency towards it's people and that Nigeria should strive to uplift both the youth and those in advanced years of age.
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