Dogara pledges pensioners’ entitlements
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara says the House will meet with some executives to work out a definite plan towards offsetting N200 billion pensions due to retired public workers.
Dogara stated this when he received a delegation from the Nigeria Union of Pensioners at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja.
He noted that the House would invite all key players in charge of pension in the country, to appear before the House next week and explain their plans to off-set the arrears.
Dogara stresses that it was the responsibility of the Federal government to ensure that pension earned by the pensioners were paid as at when due.
Earlier, the National President of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Dr Abel Afolayan had appealed to the National Assembly to ensure that sufficient funds were provided to cater for pension liabilities in the 2017 budget.
The House had last week passed a resolution urging the Federal government to offset all pension arrears owed pensioners since 2014.