Gombe State Pensioners Protesting Against Non-Payment at the Government House Photo: The Punch

Hundreds of pensioners protest at Gombe Government House over non-payment of entitlements

*The Gombe State Council of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners disclose more than 700 local government retirees have not been enrolled into the monthly pensions after over two years of retirement

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

About three hundred members of the Gombe State Council of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners Wednesday, February 3, 2021, barricaded the main entrance of the Gombe State Government House, causing vehicular traffic in the area.

Mohammed Abubakar, Gombe State chairman of the council, in a media chat said the pensioners are protesting over non-payment of their pensions running into months.

Abubakar explained “other grievances by the pensioners are that more than 700 local government retirees have not been enrolled into the monthly pension after over two years of retirement among many others.”

It was, however, learnt that the security personnel at the gate of the Government House were seen struggling to maintain law and order as the peaceful protesters insisted on seeing the state governor.

The council leadership was said to have proceeded on a meeting with Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), in the absence of the Governor who is reportedly out of the state at the time of protest.

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