The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Bauchi State chapter, has appealed to the state government to settle the backlog of eleven months’ pension arrears owed some of its members.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pensioners were affected by the ongoing cleansing of the state pay and nominal rolls of pensioners and civil servants.
Malam Aliyu Dogoro, the Chairman of the union, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on Friday.
He said the inability of government to settle the entitlements of the affected pensioners had further exposed them to untold hardship.
Dogoro said some of them were at present suffering from age related diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure, among others.
He added that some of the pensioners were currently experiencing indiscriminate underpayment which covered between six and eight months.
The chairman promised to continue to push for the welfare his members.
He advised the state government to revert to the table payment method of settling pensioners’ entitlements, with a view to solving the problems in payment of their pensions and gratuities.
Dogoro said that this would enable government to have a clear assessment of the entire process for efficiency and transparency.
He called for the review of the