Kaduna to pay N30,000 minimum pension in March

The Kaduna State Government says it will begin the payment of N30,000 new minimum pension to its retirees on the old Defined Benefits Pension scheme this month.

This was contained in a statement issued by Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, the Special Adviser on Media and Communications to Governor Nasir El-Rufai in Kaduna.

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The statement stated that the new wage would upgrade 11,511 pensioners, who were previously earning less than N30,000 monthly pension.

He said that all the government agencies had received the circular from the Office of the Head of Service to effect the new pension structure.

“Following the decision of the Kaduna State Executive Council to increase the minimum pension to N30,000 monthly, the Head of Service, Bariatu Mohammed, has issued the necessary circular to government agencies to implement from March 2020,’’ he said.

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According to the governor’s aide, the circular directs ‘’the agencies to comply and implement the directive of the State Executive Council (EXCO), which recently reviewed upward the minimum pension in the state.’’

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