Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, Kwara State department, has appealed to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to as a matter of urgency settle the backlog of arrears owed the state, native authorities and first faculty lecturers retirees within the state.
It additionally requested the state authorities to implement the 20percent harmonization, enhance the month-to-month allocation to the state and native authorities pension boards from N100m to N300m for the board to settle the backlog of gratuities and different entitlements as contained within the memorandum forwarded to the governor by the union in Could 2019.
The union made the attraction in an announcement in Ilorin, signed by the Chairman and Secretary, Alhaji Stated Oladimeji and Comrade Abraham Jona Gana, JP, respectively.
It expressed dismay that non-implementation of the entitlements has adversely affected the beneficiaries as a lot of them have died premature, whereas many are unable to satisfy their hospital and home hire payments amongst different social and household commitments.
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It additional urged the governor to terminate the contract of the consultants accountable for cost of pension and gratuities with out additional delay.
The union referred to as for “the termination of the contract phrases of consultants and return of erstwhile duties of accounting officers again to the native authorities pension board with enough technological working instruments.”
The pensioners, nonetheless, recommended the governor for the common cost to each native governments, major faculty lecturers and state pensioners within the state.
They urged the federal government to take care of the tempo to make life bearable and significant for the beneficiaries.
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