By Abdullahi Jalalalluden
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has reassured the commitment of his Administration in settling all the backload of gratuties to pensioners as well as enhancing the welfare of civil servants in the state.
The Governor stated this during the flagg off of the Payment of gratuties/death benefits of six billion naira to some categories of retirees held at Coronation Hall Government House Kano..
He said his administration inherited huge backload of pension gratuties of retirees ,saying many of retirees have passed away without recieving their entitlements .
” As you are aware the eight years of the last administration witnessed neglect of so many sectors which includes deductions of monthly pension illegally”
” we’ve made promise during campaign that we will pay pension gratuties and also curtall monthly pension deduction if given the mandate, today Alhamdu lillah we are fulfilling our promise despite the competing demands”
The governor noted that the payment would countinue ,stressing that the backload of over 48 billion Naira pension.gratuties would be settled in the nearest future.
He urged the beneficiaries to make judicious utilizarion of the benefits for a bright future .
Deliveeing his Speech ,the Executive chairman Kano State pension trustee fund Alhaji Habu Fagge said the board have a backload of 48billion Naira.
He noted that injecting six billion Naira into pension would help immemsly in reviving the economy,welfare and livelihood of the people of the state.
In their seperate remarks the Chief of staff alhaji Shehu Wada Sagagi and Head of service Alhaji Abdullahi Musa said the event was a great moment of the Abba Kabir yusuf’s administration for fulfilling the promise made to the pensioners in Kano.
They noted that the payment of the gratuties would end the life of hardship on ritirees ,and unbehalf of the civil servants and retirees applauded the efforts Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s Administration for the gesture.
Earlier, the National President of Nigeria Union of Pensioners ,represented by the National Trustee of the union comrade Abdullahi Tsoho Garba said the demonstration exhibited by governor Abba kabir yusuf is a clear indication that his adminstration is a pensioner friendly one.
On thier part the Emirs of Kano,Bichi,Karaye,Gaya and Rano represented by the Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero who spoke through the Magajin Rafin Kano Alhaji Abdulkadir Ahmed magajin Rafin Kano Commended the giant stride of Governor Abba Kabiru Yusuf for flagging off of the settlement pensioners in Kano.
Malam Bala Sani and Hajiya Bilkisu Bashir were among the beneficiaries ,they applauded the kind gesture of the Abba Kabir Yusuf’s Administration ,saying it would go along way in alliviating their sufferings .