NLC expresses concern over N75bn unremitted pensions in Kano

CITIZENS COMPASS –The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), in Kano State, on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, expressed worries over the non-remittance ofN75bn pension contributions in the state.

The Labour union expressed its concern at the 2024 Workers’ Day celebration at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.
Speaking at the ceremony, the state NLC chairman, Kabiru Inuwa, said some organisations in the state had a backlog of over N75bn as of May 2023.

“The issue of the backlog of unremitted pension contributions by some organisations is alarming, with a staggering accumulation of over N75bn as of May 2023.

“This poses a serious threat to the financial security of our retirees. The non-remittance led to deductions of pension, thus non-payment of full pension for years,” the NLC chairman said.

The labour union, however, commended the administration of Governor Abba Yusuf for commencing the full payment of the pension.

It demanded that all defaulting government institutions should commence payment of the backlog, to enable settlement of retirement and death benefits.

“We are sure if elaborative analysis of the backlog is done and a strategy to recoup the money is in place, the accrued benefits could be settled within a few years,” Inuwa said.

Governor Yusuf, represented by the Deputy Governor, Abdulsalam Gwarzo, pledged the commitment of the state government to the welfare of workers in the state.

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