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FCT Pensioners Lament Unpaid Allowances

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The FCT chapter of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners  (NUP) has expressed concern over the withholding of 25  percent pension for its severed officers by the FCT administration since 2005 to 2007.

Addressing a press conference at the union Secretariat in Giri, Gwagwalada area council yesterday, chairman of the union, Comrade Ibrahim Terah Kwali, also decried non remittance of pensioners’ contributions to pension fund administration by the FCT administration.

Kwali said that most worrisome and disheartening was the withholding of its severed staff’s 25 per cent, which he said had been released to be paid to the affected staff since 2012 to 2014. According to him, the said monies deducted from employees since 2004 are yet to be remitted to the pension fund administration.

He, however, said that the press conference was at the instance of the national body of the union, which he said directed all states chapters, including the FCT to also seek an approval of the national minimum pension for pensioners by the federal government.

“We are making a passionate appeal to the honorable minister to intervene in this matter, as we have to use this forum to complain since all efforts to see him proved abortive, “ he said.

The chapter chairman said the union’s aim was to show appreciation for his concerns for FCT retirees in paying monthly pension allowances regularly, in which the minister directed that pensioners are paid 25th of every months.



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