In its effort to fashion out new ways to facilitate quick remmittence and payment of gratuities and other retirement benefits to the teeming pensioners in the State, Kano State Government has inuagurated 12- Member Technical Committee on Kano State Contributory Pension Scheme.
it could be recalled that some few weeks ago, the State Government had also inuagurated an eight Member Committee for the payment of outstanding retirement benefits for Pensioners in the State.
Inaugurating the Technical Committee in his office, the State Deputy Governor Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said the Committee is saddled with responsibility to come up with new ways to address the problems of non remmittence and inability for the Pension Fund trusrtee to pay Gratuities and retiremet benefits.
" a rising from 10 years of running the Scheme, Kano State Pension Fund trustees, sometime in July last year, has convinced Stakeholders Conference in Kaduna whereby topical issues were discussed to access the challenges and progress made so far since the implementation of the scheme.
" it is in this respect that various issues were attained especially the inability of the Pension Fund Trustees to settle gratuity for our teeming retiress in the State and that has neccessitated the formation of this very powerful Committee" he explained.
Gawuna further urged Members of the Committee to use their experiences and talents to work deligently for the overall success of the exercise.
"I equally want to solicite the understanding and cooperation of all Pensioners, Stakeholders and people in general towards complementing effort of the Committee Members in discharging their assigned responsibilities" he added.
According to the Deputy Governor, the Committee has former Head of Civil Service Alhaji Rabi'u Zakariyya as Chaiman, Alh. Farouk lawan, Alh. Isa Ahmed and Garba Aliyu Gezawa as Members of the Committee.
Other Members of the Committee include Alhaji sani Dawaki Gabasawa, Hajiya Amina U. Musa, Mukhtari Sani Daneji, Representative Kano State House of Assembly and Comrade Salisu Ahmed Gwale, Chairman National Union of Pensioners, Kano Branch.
The rest were Comrade Hambali Abubakar, Chairman National Union of Teachers, Kano wing, Comrade Kabiru Ado Minjibir Chairman Nigeria Labour Congress kano Branch, Alh. Auwalu Balarabe former Auditor General and Auwalu Musa Tanko who would serve as Secretary of the Committtee.
Responding, the Chairman of the Committee Malam Rabi'u Zakariyya expressed their appreciation to the State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for finding them worthy of the new assignment and assured for their commitment to pursue their job with all their energy and sincirerity.
" Kano State Government has shown alot of interest and concern by taking more initiatives to address the challenges of Pension and gratuity for the benefit of our teeming Pensioners. So our Committee will be ready to execute its assigned responsibilies deligently " he stated.
The Committee was given four terms of references which include among others, to liase with relavant agencies to ensure that issues raised agaist them are attended to as at and when due and advise Government on measures to be taken to ensure implementation of recommendations by the affected agencies.
Hassan Musa Fagge
Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor
27th Nov. 2018