24th March, 2017.
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
The Adamawa state Government is ready to settle all pension arrears owed by the retired civil servants in the state.
This was diaclosed by the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Finance and Budget Mahmood Sali Yunusa along side Commissioner of Information and Strategy Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh and the State Head of Civil Service Barr. Musa Kaibo at a Press Conference held at the Conference hall of the Government House Yola.
The Finance Commissioner explained that with the release of the Paris club fund by the Federal Government, the State Government is committed to addressed the issue of Pensions once and for all, adding that modalities have been put on ground and Adamawa state Government is ready to settle all the pension debts owed by the retired civil servants of Adamawa state.
He said that Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has made it a priority to ensure that the Retired Civil Servants received their entitlements at the right time "Every Pensioner deserves the right to enjoy his pension and gratuity as his right after a meritorious services of about Thirty - Five years, He added.
He also pointed out that the issue of non payment or delay of Pension and Gratuity to retired civil servants will be a history, stressing that the State Government is working assiduously to addressed the problem regards to pensions .
The Commissioner of Finance also explained that the State Acting Governor Engr.Martins Babale has inaugurated Members of the State Pension Board, adding that it is over the reform made for the settlement of outstanding pension debts.
He however said that ghost Pensioners will also be fetch out, so as to ascertain the genuine pension beneficiaries in the state. He has also appealed to the Pensioners to exercise patience as Government is doing everything possible to ensure that all pension arrears are being settle.
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