The Kano State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kabiru Ado Minjibir, has called on the state government to do more in addressing the plight of pensioners in the state as pension and gratuity arrears have reached at least N40 billion.
Minjibir made the call at a dinner organised for the newly elected Chairman of the Kano chapter of the Radio, Television and Theatre Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU), Babangida Mamuda Biyamusu, by Gerawa Group of Companies.
He said while the union had a good relationship with the state government, it became necessary not to keep quiet considering the gravity of the consequences and effects on the pensioners.
He further said, “The pension contributory law was enacted in the year 2006 in Kano State. Unfortunately, since the time this law was enacted during the time of former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau the system failed.
“We don’t want a situation where misunderstanding will emerge between us and the government, especially at this critical time where someone will say it is someone that is sponsoring us to do. So, we are calling on the government to look into it and address the issue. We don’t want it to be like a thing of inheritance for subsequent governments like it was with previous ones.”