…Says Their Children Are Out of School

Pensioners in their numbers have stormed Taraba state House of Assembly to pressure their representatives in the chamber to intervene in the payment of their gratuities and pensions.

The protesters who are majorly local government retirees says their plea on the state governor, Darius Ishaku to pay their gratuities and monthly pension has fallen on deaf ears.

This is coming few months after the retirees stormed the government house in a protest to demand the payment of their gratuities.

In their protest letter signed by their chairman and Secretary, Silas Jafta and Yohanna Ajiya respectively, the group lamented that their children are out of school.

The letter delivered to Taraba Speaker, Prof. Albasu Kunini says “we request your humble office to intervene concerning the nonpayment of Gratuities for State and Local Government Retirees and Pension for Local Government Staff Retirees.

“Honourable Speaker, you may wish to know that many Local Government Staff retired for over 8-10 years now without being paid Pensions.

“This nonpayment of Gratuities and Pensions of Local Government Staff has caused very high hardship to us.

“Children were sent out of School, some died, sick without money for treatment.

“Honourable Speaker, please use your office to table the matter to the House for discussion.

“We tried all we could to persuade the Governor to pay, but he pay deaf ears to our plea and since you people are representing us we feel to table the matter to you for solution.”