The Public Complaints' Commission says it has facilitated the payment of pension arrears to one Mr Oche Ogwuche, a pensioner with Ajaokuta Steel Company in Kogi.
Mr Ewu Udu, Head, Legal Unit of the commission, said this in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said that Ogwuche worked with the company from Feb. 1, 1983 before his voluntary retirement in April 1995.
Udu said that the complainant lodged the complaint in 2010 at the commission's Zonal Office in Jos, Plateau, with relevant documents.
According to him, the case was later transferred to the headquarters in the FCT in April 2011, thereby, paving the way for the commission's investigation officials to investigate the matter.
Udu said that the investigation officers repeated the visit to Ajaokuta recently and discovered that the complainant had been paid his entitlements.
He expressed satisfaction that the effort of the commission had paid-off as all documents proving the payment were collected for official records.
In another development, Udu said in March 2011, Mr Saidu Maikudi and Mohammed Abdulrahman lodged their complaints at the commission’s headquarters in April this year that one Majok Quarries, a private company at Lokoja, served them a disengagement letter.
He said the complainants were said to have worked with the company for a period of five months and were disengaged in Feb. 2011 on grounds of redundancy.
``For the five months the complainant worked with the said company, they were not paid their salaries,’’ he said.
Udu said the management promised to make instalmental payments to liquidate their salaries with effect from the second week of March 2011 but did not fulfil its promise.
He said the commission`s investigation team visited the company and the management requested for a mode of payment to the complainants.
Udu said that a recent investigation by the commission showed that the complainants had been paid.