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|See The State Where Pensioners Are Paid A Mere N2,000 As Monthly Pension by Dapromzy333(m): 9:11pm On Dec 15, 2015|
You won’t believe there is a state in Nigeria that pays it pensioners N2,000 naira monthly pension after dedicating 35 years to service.
Comrade Umar Mairiga, Secretary, Adamawa chapter of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), on Tuesday in Yola said that some pensioners still collect N2,000 monthly as pension in the state.
Mairiga told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that “Adamawa is the state where you find the least paid pensioners in the country; we still have pensioners that collect N2000, N3000 and N4000 as pension”.
He said that the development was as a result of lack of compliance with the pension law that said government should increase pension by five per cent every five years and whenever there was an increase in workers’ salaries.
“There was salary increase in 2003 but we did not benefit; there was another in 2005, but we were not captured. We also lost out in the minimum wage increase of 2010.
“Some of our members, out of frustration, vowed not to show up for the ongoing verification exercise, saying they would rather forfeit their N2000 or N3000 monthly pension”, Mairiga said.
He urged the new APC-led administration of Gov. Muhammadu Jibrilla to make a difference by looking into the plight of pensioners in the state as they had been neglected for years by past administrations.
Mairiga said that retirees in the state were being owed about N8 billion accumulated pension and gratuity arrears, and urged the government take steps, such as allocating between N200million to N500 million monthly for the clearing of such arrears.
“We won’t mind even if it is N10 million monthly that is dedicated to the settlement of the arrears, particularly those of junior civil servants whose gratuity is between N400,000 and N800,000.
“Those category of retirees have no houses of their own; they need the money to erect a mud huts in their villages and wait for the end.
” It is not proper to deny retirees their right when it matters most; every able worker today is a potential retiree, hence the need for all stakeholders to start taking pension matters more seriously”, Mairiga said.
|Re: See The State Where Pensioners Are Paid A Mere N2,000 As Monthly Pension by Dapromzy333(m): 9:27pm On Dec 15, 2015|
Lalastic..do smting abt dis!!
|Re: See The State Where Pensioners Are Paid A Mere N2,000 As Monthly Pension by evy1(m): 9:43pm On Dec 15, 2015|
|Re: See The State Where Pensioners Are Paid A Mere N2,000 As Monthly Pension by Promzyguru: 11:14pm On Dec 15, 2015|
|Re: See The State Where Pensioners Are Paid A Mere N2,000 As Monthly Pension by ewigmee: 8:00am On Dec 16, 2015|
2,000 for their snuff or what? Our leaders should learn to fear God.
|Re: See The State Where Pensioners Are Paid A Mere N2,000 As Monthly Pension by jamace(m): 8:50am On Dec 16, 2015|
And when you see how those (cashiers) working in pension offices live in affluence, you will weep for this country. In fact, those cashiers and workers in pension offices sniff around for news of dead pensioners in order to block and remove their names from the account book so that they (cashiers) can have plenty to share. Chai, there is God o.
|Re: See The State Where Pensioners Are Paid A Mere N2,000 As Monthly Pension by Vicadonis(m): 9:10am On Dec 16, 2015|
I knew it was going to be a state in the north. That's all
|Re: See The State Where Pensioners Are Paid A Mere N2,000 As Monthly Pension by Nobody: 9:27am On Dec 16, 2015|
Yes na....Yet we in the south are ready to kill ourselves and see the north as saint whereas this guy's are the worst
|Re: See The State Where Pensioners Are Paid A Mere N2,000 As Monthly Pension by akins56(m): 9:34am On Dec 16, 2015|
had knew about this many years ago, but its not only limited to the north, most of the 36 states of the federation still pay as low as that, I was told its common with pensioners that retired very long time ago.
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