Lokoja - Pensioners in Kogi State have rejected the e-payment platform used in handling the payment of their monthly pensions, saying that the system had led to discrepancies in pensions.
The state Chairman of Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Onu Abdullahi, said in Lokoja on Monday that the platform, Remita, which was deployed about six months ago, had been deducting their monthly pensions without justifications.
The chairman said that the platform had also been omitting the names of genuine pensioners, saying that the names of 255 pensioners had been omitted from payment in the past three months.
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Abdullahi called on the state governor, Capt Idris Wada, to immediately disengage the consultant, since the arrangement had not been working well.
He also warned some key civil servants in the state, to stop deceiving the governor on the issue of Remita, saying that the platform was a failure..
Abdullahi also described as 'misleading', the claim by a key civil servant in the state that pensioners had started enjoying harmonized pensions.
He said that they had been agitating for harmonized pensions scheme for years without any positive response from the state government.