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Pensioners commend Jigawa government

28 May 2013, 13:01

Dutse- Abdullahi Tsoho, Chairman, Nigeria Association of Pensioners, Jigawa chapter, on Tuesday commended the state government for its support to the pension fund scheme.

Tsoho told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse that the gesture had facilitated effective implementation of the pension fund in the state.

He said that government had demonstrated commitment to ensuring prompt payment of its contribution to the scheme.

“In the last six years; the state government has been paying its contribution as at when due with more than N16 billion in its coffers.

“It also adopted proactive measures to improve the wellbeing of pensioners in the state,” he said.

The chairman said that the association was working in collaboration with the state government to sensitise its members to enhance effective pension administration.

Tsoho urged workers to ensure proper documentation in line with the civil service rules to avoid encountering problems in the payment of their benefits after retirement.



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