This is contained in a press release signed Tuesday by yanu Fatoba, BudgIT Head, Media, Communications and Creatives.
This was contained in a statement by Uchenna Orji, Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, on Monday in Abakaliki.
Joined in the suit are Enugu State Pensions Board, Government of Enugu State of Nigeria and the state’s Attorney-General.
Saraki spoke against the backdrop of the Twitter messages of AbdulRazaq that the Kwara State Government will stop the payment of pension to former leaders of the state.
The Acting Chairman of the commission, Ekpo Nta, made the clarification in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
Comrade Ufeme Toka, Chairman, Power Holding Company of Nigeria Retirees Association, Rivers State branch, on Wednesday called on the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate to pay over 100 of his members.
Alhaji Ahmad Fagam, Executive Secretary of the board, disclosed this at a news conference on Monday in Dutse, Jigawa.
Fayemi also stated that a total of N549 million has been paid till date to clear part of the pension arrears inherited from the immediate past administration of Ayodele Fayose.
The National Bureau of Statistics said the number of registered workers under the pension scheme in the first quarter of 2019 hit 8, 569, 037 compared to 8, 410,184 registered workers in fourth quarter, 2018.
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.
Sani-Oseze made the disclosed this on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lafia.
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.
Okemini said: “We have tried every other means including meeting with the relevant authorities, peaceful demonstrations to the Government House, and writing of letters to draw government’s attention to our plight to no avail.
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 assemblies to take a cue from Kwara State and pass similar laws in their states.