Breaking: Pensioners root for Uba Sani as Kaduna governor
Pensioners in Kaduna State have called on their colleagues to vote for Senator Uba Sani as governor of Kaduna state, in order to sustain the giant strides recorded by outgoing Governor Nasir Nasir Elrufai.
The call was made in Kaduna at a Press Conference on Tuesday by the State Chapter Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Comrade Alhassan Balarabe Musa.
He recalled that the Elrufai administration inherited liability of fifteen billion naira (N15 billion) in 2015 of Gratuity and death benefits from the previous administration. He however disclosed that “by the end of 2022, the current administration has settled/paid this inherited liabilities to our members. Apart from the N15 billion which has been cleared, the administration has paid additional twenty billion (N20 billion) to pensioners as gratuity and death benefits.”
He also noted that when the Kaduna State Government introduced I AM ALIVE thumb printing verification exercise for pensioners, it “eliminated the sufferings of the regular screening/verification exercise that used to characterize pension payment in the State.”
He went on to say that even the Federal Government has adopted the Elrufai administration’s laudable pension payment policy
“In view of the above mentioned good polices of the Governor El-Rufai administration, the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Kaduna State Chapter appeal to all the pensioners in the State to vote for the Governorship candidate who will sustain these progressive policies that will improve their welfare” the Union Srcibe stressed.