PRP promises Kaduna better deal in 2023
State govt approves N1.6b for pensioners
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has promised Kaduna people better governance than what the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) offer Nigerians.
Rising from their meeting in Kaduna State at the weekend, members of the PRP National Working Committee (NWC) passed a vote of confidence in the National Executive Committee (NEC) led by Alhaji Falalu Bello.
The National Chairman of PRP, Bello, told journalists that the party had the solution to the numerous challenges bedevilling Nigeria, hence remained the credible alternative to both the ruling and major opposition parties in the country.
The erstwhile banker used the occasion to unveil the website of his party where interested Nigerians could register from any part of the world with N100 fee.
National Secretary of the party and the governorship candidate in Ondo State, Babatunde Alli, commended those who attended the meeting, while reiterating the commitment of the NEC to build the party towards the emancipation of Nigerians.
TO make good its promise of good governance, the APC-led government of Kaduna has released N1.6 billion for payment of pensions, gratuities and death benefits to retired civil servants.
Executive Secretary of the state pensions bureau, Salamatu Isah, told journalists at the weekend that the bureau had commenced physical verification of pensioners, adding that only those verified would be scheduled for payment.
According to her, the physical verification is necessary to ensure that only genuine pensioners are paid.
Her words: “This will also ensure that pensioners supplied complete information, including correct account numbers and Bank Verification Number (BVN).
“We began payment of gratuities and death benefits on September 15, 2020 for batch 10. The state government released N1.6 billion, and we will pay pensioners from the state and 23 councils that have been scheduled in the batch that is ready for payment.
“We want pensioners and next of kin of those who died to come over for physical verification. We also want to use the exercise to collect complete information from the beneficiaries because some of them did not give complete information to the bureau when they retired.”
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