Hello 

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.

 

Federal pensioners plan 3-day protest

18 February 2013, 09:06

Jos  -  Federal pensioners in Plateau are to embark on a three-day peaceful protest over the ``rot in pension administration in the country’’, an official has disclosed.

Mr Lucky Oyinbo, Secretary, National Union of Pensioners (NUP), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Jos that the action would begin on Monday, Feb. 25.

``The action has become necessary because the Federal Government and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have failed to prosecute those found to have embezzled pension funds,’’ he explained.

Oyinbo said that pensioners were also angry over the non-release and non-implementation of the 53 percent increase approved by the administration of the late President Shehu Yar’ Adua.

``Other reasons for the action include the non-implementation of the N18,000 minimum wage to pensioners, as well as the non remittance of NUP headquarters’ check off dues.

``Pensioners are also angry over the non payment of shortfall in allowances paid to workers severed in 2005 and 2007 by federal establishments, especially the Jos University and the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) ,’’ he added.

According to the scribe, pensioners are also demanding the increase in the number of pensioners on the Pensioners’ Board, from one to three, to check the fraudulent activities in the system.

``We currently have one pensioner on the board and that is not enough because majority of those on board are not pensioners. That makes it possible for government officials to embezzle pension funds.’’

Oyinbo said that the protests would be carried out along major streets of Jos with pensioners from all federal civil organisations, the police, customs, immigration and prisons services.

He said that security agencies and relevant agencies had been properly informed, and called for support toward improving the plight of the pensioner.

NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Jonathan please repossess the mil...

Nigerian will like to know why Federal land needed for the development of the Nigerian army was divided among these beneficiaries. Read more...

The Igbo naked dance for Jonathan

It really boggles one’s mind the degree to which Ndigbo appear to be excessively reveling in complacency over President Goodluck Jonathan’s disposition to Igbo interest.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Boko Haram sponsors: Terror has n...

People try to associate terror with religion. There is a desire to affiliate terror with religion. We feel comfortable designating terrorists within religious or tribal clusters.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Global Fundraiser as civilians ta...

We are calling on all good citizens across the world to support the mission if Nigerian civilian patriots against Boko Haram terrorists. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Military commander who recaptured...

What has been exposed as top military sabotage of the so-called war against Boko Haram, has not yet ended in the military according to continuing reports from the battle front. Read more...

Submitted by
Ayk Fowosire
The rep that I want

These days where the mundane is hyped, and the mediocre is celebrated, it is just so easy to lose focus, to show off stupidity, and to profit from ignorance.  Read more...