Paris Club Refund: Adamawa Approves N1 billion For Pension Arrears

Governor Muhammadu Jibrillah Bindow of Adamawa State
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From Tom Garba, Yola
Chairman, Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) Adamawa State , Mr Samson Almuru, has commended the state government for approving N1 billion to paid as pension arrears.
Almuru revealed this in Yola, saying that the N1 billion approved by the state from the Paris Club refund was a welcome development that would bring succour to the pensioners.
“I got the information over the weekend that the state government had approved N1 billion as pension arrears, we are happy to hear that. We hope that the about 2,500 retirees from the local governments in the state who had been cleared for many months and were yet to start enjoying their pensions would also benefit from the fund,” Almuru said.
Chief of staff at Government House, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abba-Jimeta and who is the chairman of the State Committee for the Payment of Outstanding Salary Liabilities from Paris Club refund, had confirmed the approval of N1 billion by Gov. Jibrilla Bindow for the payment of pension arrears to pensioners from the state and local governments.
Abba-Jimeta said that the committee had directed officials of the state and local government pension boards to come forward with their verified lists of pensioners including the arrears involved for payment.
Many people in the view the development as timely toward amelioration of the current economic challenges in the country

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