Pension: Kano Inaugurates Reconciliation Committee, determines to address Pension problems

March 17, 2020
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Kano State Government has inaugurated Pension Reconciliation
Committee that would work on the report document submitted by the Technical
Committee of the State Contributory Pension Scheme headed by the former Head of
Service Alhaji Rabii’u Zakariyya.

It could be recalled that on the 23rd July 2019,  the Technical Committee submitted its
findings and observations to the State Government through the Deputy Governor
Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna for further actions.

Inaugurating the committee in his office on Monday, the
State Deputy Governor Dr. Nasiru Gawuna assured that the administration of Dr.
Abdullahi Ganduje is determined to address the problems accrued in the State
Pension Board.

He revealed that the new committee has the Deputy Governor
himself as the Chairman while the Permanent Secretary Salary and Wages Alhaji
Sani is to serve as the Secretary of the Committee.

Members of the Committee include the State Commissioner
Ministry of finance Alhaji Shehu Na Allah Kura, the State Commissioner Ministry
for Local Government Murtala Sule Garo and Alhaji Sani Dawaki Gabasawa Chairman
Kano State Pension Fund Trustee.

Other Members include State Chairman Union of Pensioneers
Comrade Ahmed Salisu Gwale, State Chairman National Labour Congress Comrade
Kabiru Ado Minjibir and Mu’azzam Habibu Danlkadai from REPA who is to serve as
Co-Secretary for the Committee proper coordination.

Terms of reference of the Committee, according to Gawuna
are; to identify the contributing Agencies of the pension funds, to ascertain
the total amount to be remitted by each contributing Agencies on Monthly basis
and to ascertain the actual Monthly remittance by the contributing Agencies.

The remaining terms of reference include to establish all
remmitted amount by the Agencies as a result of default, to establish the total
defaulting liability of the retirement benefits and recommend appropriate ways
of recorvering the unlimited funds from the defaulting Agencies.

He pointed out that the committee is also given the mandate
to solicite for Government’s intervention towards addressing the payment of the
outstanding retirement benefits and to give any other recommendations or
suggestions deemed appropriate to the Government.

” it is imperative that we should find ways that our committee can access funding in the best way to advise Government to settle the problems, the ways to fine tune and shape the Agencies interms of fishing out all the obstacles, interms of payment or collecting funds that are not supposed to be ” the Deputy disclosed.

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