2 out of 10 FG Retirees Unpaid – Nigerian Union of Pensioners2 out of 10 FG Retirees Unpaid – Nigerian Union of Pensioners

2 out of 10 FG Retirees Unpaid – Nigerian Union of Pensioners

2 out of 10 FG Retirees Unpaid – Nigerian Union of Pensioners About 2 out of every 10 federal civil service retirees have been denied pensions for

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About 2 out of every 10 federal civil service retirees have been denied pensions for nearly four months according to the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (Federal Branch) Lagos.

“In December 2016, for instance, they have made three payments still they have not completed the payment.

Also the Federal Government and the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate are clueless about the actual number of civil service pensioners in Nigeria.” the union Vice Chairman, Mr. Arasi Lawal, said

“Who is releasing the money? Who is making the payment among these four organisations; the Budgetary, the Office of the Accountant General of Federation, the Central Bank of Nigeria, or PTAD?” The Nigerian Union of Pensioners said.

To worsen matters, the union said some pensioners from UBA received two payments in December.

According to the Nigerian Union of Pensioners , “the Nigerian government is trying its best, but the people who are in charge that are sabotaging government’s effort, pensioners are dying every month. Some cabals are behind this problem.”

Although the monthly pension paid the retirees is small, the union said it was still solving most of their problems.

The union also questioned the failure of the agency responsible for verification of retirees for failing to complete the exercise as at when due so as to identify ghost pensioners.

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