This Day (Lagos)

20 February 2013

Nigeria: Pensioners Give 14 Day Ultimatum to Kogi Govt

The Kogi State chapter of the National Union of Pensioners (NUP) has issued 14 days ultimatum to the government to revert appointments of politicians to head the state's local and state pensions boards.

Addressing journalists Wednesday in his office in Lokoja, the state chairman of the state pensions Board, Alhaji Onu Abdullahi said the ultimatum became necessary due to illegal manner , the boards for Bureau of Local government pension and state pension in the state were constituted.

He said the history of pension management in the state is associated with fraud, saying that the union is saddened by the negative development and the conversion of pension fund to private hands with impunity by politicians in the state.

According to him, the state Pension Reform Law 2007 provides that anybody that was appointed to the board must be retired civil servant not below the level of permanent secretary, saying that the government appoints all manner of politicians who are out to milk the board.

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