The Kano State Government says it is spending N1.2 billion monthly on the payment of pension and other benefits in the state.
The state Commissioner for finance, Idris Asiru, made this known in a statement in Lokoja on Saturday.
Gbade Akande, the state Chairman of the union made the call on Wednesday while addressing journalists, after a prayer session at the Secretariat of the union in Ibadan.
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Pension, Hon. Hassan Shekarau, has pleaded with President Mohammadu Buhari to release the N66 billion needed to settle accrued backlog of pension for 2017 retirees.
The Niger Government says it has so far released N2.6 billion as pension to 1,599 state and local government pensioners within the last three years.
A statement by the PTAD in Abuja on Monday indicated that the pensioners were among the 7,969 civil service pensioners enrolled on PTAD’s monthly payroll in March.
A statement by management of PTAD on Monday in Abuja said the successful computation of the benefits for the DSC pensioners became possible 13 years after Federal Government privatised the company in February 2005.
Joined in the suit were the Oyo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Commissioner for Finance as well as the Accountant-General and the state’s Head of Service.
Saraki on Wednesday disclosed how he inspired the passing of the bill by the Kwara State House of Assembly to suspend payment of pensions to former governors and their deputies when they hold a public office and called on other state…
Saraki, in posts on his official social media pages, commended the Kwara State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ali Ahmad, and the State House of Assembly for passing the Bill, following his conversation with the Speaker two months ago.
The passage of the bill followed the consideration of the report of the House Committee on Establishment and Public Service at the Committee of the Whole House sitting in Ilorin.
Lawl said: “As at September, 2017, LASG paid more than N80 billion into the Retirement Savings Accounts of its retirees since the commencement of the Contributory Pension Scheme in 2007.’’
A statement by the management of Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate in Abuja on Wednesday indicated that President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval for the payment of pension entitlements to the affected officers and their…
Government now contributes 10.5 percent as against the 7.5 percent earlier approved in 2007 when the scheme started, while the employees contribution of 7.5 percent is maintained.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in their hundreds, the pensioners blocked the King’s Square area of the Edo State capital, thereby giving motorists a hectic time to connect to other parts of the city.
An autopsy was due to be held on Wednesday to try to establish whether the mother had died of natural causes, or whether foul play was involved