The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Katsina State chapter, has called on the state government to increase the pension of its members in line with the N30,000 new national minimum wage.
Mallam Isah Garba, State Secretary-General of the union made the appeal in an interview with reporters on Tuesday in Daura, the state capital.
He asked that the amount paid monthly to pensioners in the state be reviewed upward to reflect current economic realities.
Garba commended, however, the state government for the regular payment of pensions and gratuities of retired civil servants, in spite of its dwindling revenue.
He gave the assurance that pensioners would show maximum co-operation and understanding with government in the implementation of its good policies and programmes.
At least, 2,350 pensioners were verified in Daura, Sandamu, Maiadua, Baure and Zango Local Government Areas of the state as part of government’s effort to further sanitize the system.
Amaka E. Nliam