Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Concern as Katsina pensioners struggle for payment

10 January 2014, 09:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) bemoaned the delay in the payment of pensions to some retired civil servants in Katsina state.

The organisation reported that the state government had not paid some former servants eight months after their retirement.

The regional secretary of the union, Malam Amadu Danmalam, described the situation of the affected pensioners as sympathetic pointing out that they depend on pension to feed themselves and their family members.

He said although government had insisted to conduct verification exercise before payment to affected pensioners, it was yet to conduct the verification exercise.

Danmalam said government had no reason to delay payment of pension if it is really concerned about the welfare of pensioners. He further added that about 2000 pensioners who were screened and verified as genuine pensioners are yet to collect their monthly pension since august last year.

“We blame government for causing the delay for its insistence that only first bank was authorized to pay pension in the state,” he said.

He said government should direct Guaranty Trust Bank to commence payment of pension because it has the authentic register of pensioners.

Efforts to reach the Head of Service, Alhaji Lawal Mohammed Daura, for his comment at the time of filing this report proved abortive.

– CAJ News

Tags abuja pension

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...