Nasarawa key into FG contributory scheme to address pension issues

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PenCom: Nasarawa key into FG contributory scheme to address pension issues

By David Odama – Lafia

Nasarawa State Government, Friday, expressed its willingness to key into the Contributory Pension Scheme of the Federal Government to address the prevailing pension issues in the state.

Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe who expressed the government’s willingness during an interface with officials of the Pension Commission, PENCOM in Abuja gave an insight into the rationale behind his visit to the Pension Commission.

According to Akabe, his visit was necessitated by the desire of the government to put to rest the issues affecting local government pensioners and retiree’s in the state most of whom have not received their gratuity over time.

He informed the commission that the state Assembly is working to amend the law on the Contributory Pension Scheme and sued for logistics and technical support from the PENCOM to ensure smooth take-off and success of the scheme.

While noting that Nasarawa state is to pay over forty billion naira…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper