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Bauchi Pensioners Demand

| December 16, 2012 More

The Chairman of Bauchi State Pensioners Union, Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Amad, has expressed dismay over state and local governments’ inability to pay his members their pension and gratuity totaling N5.3 billion as at October this year.

The chairman, who was at Government House in company of some of his members and the state chairman of the Nigerian labour congress, Bauchi State Council, Comrade Hashim Muhammad Gital, said that N2.3 billion was outstanding in the coffers of the state government while N3 billion was owed to them by the local governments.

He pointed out that only one third of his incoming members receive their pension and gratuity and stressed that the government should take necessary steps to arrest the delay and or nonpayment of pensioners in the state.

Ahmed said that the government has done a lot of good things for the pensioners and the state at large but prompt payment has not been effected.

“We agree that the government is not able to pay because of one thing or the other but the government can solve this problem. Our members are suffering, some of them have died, some of them cannot feed their families and they have large families. The governor should intervene.’’

Category: Bauchi State News

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