Usman Abubakar Babura
The Executive Secretary Jigawa State Contributing Pension Funds Comrade Suleiman Adamu Kiyawa has directed the beneficiaries of pension, gratuity and death benefits to as a matter of urgency report anybody who seek bribe or gratifications from any one of them who wants to renew his or her pass book of the contribution.
He gave the directive yesterday while briefing newsmen about the new tactics being applied by some few disgruntled elements who are bent on cheating beneficiaries of retirement benefits, monthly pension, or death benefits who either want to renew their pass book in case of lost or filled up under the guise that they will them to secure the new ones in an easy way.
’Let me inform the teeming staff of pension House , we have representative outside, we reside here in the pension house without no annex and have no touts, because , I learnt that some bad eggs came with new system of cheating pensioners , so henceforth, let me warn that any body found demanding money from anybody , he or she should quickly report him to the authorities concern for arrest and prosecution , change of pass book is free of charge , we don’t charge a single kobo,’’ he pointed out.
He said that they collect fees from people or organizations that carelessly lost or mutilated their cards, because the Funds will not condone any act of destruction of their property.
Comrade Adamu Kiyawa disclosed that the Funds has paid a total of N435, 673, 367.45 million for the Mouths of April/May pension , death benefits and refunds of eight percent to 348 beneficiaries and those who has not reached five years contributing.
According to the Executive Secretary, the payments were divided into four categories, namely, retirement or terminal, 218, who were paid N673,146,81 million, death as 86 beneficiaries were paid the sum of N129,169,767,96 million, while the third category were those who retired but did not reached five years in their contribution, eight of them collected the sum of N273, 525, 59,66 million and the fourth category was refund of N1 491,893 million to eight people.
Comrade Kiyawa used the occasion to congratulate and appreciate the efforts of governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakr for his untiring and timely release of the retirement benefits every moths as sell as board of trustee for their guidance and members of the press for publicizing their activities.