The Adamawa Branch
of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners on Tuesday confirmed the death of
three of its members during the Local Government Pension verification in
of the union, Mr Samson Almuru, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
that the deceased slumped and died during the exercise, while some other
members also collapsed.
the fourth of its kind this year, and there has not been any significant
result from the previous verifications,” he said.
there were over 30, 000 members of the union in the state, adding that
about 10, 000 persons had yet to be captured into the pension pay roll
by the state government.
policy and corruption as the major problems affecting the smooth
implementation of pension rules and regulations in the state.
capturing the pensioners into the pay roll system was among the
problems. Some retirees spend up to three years before being captured
into the system.
you now, a lot of pensioners are still collecting between N3,000 and
N4,000 as their monthly pension,” Alumuru complained.