24 retirees of the College of Education Akwanga (COE) has raised alarm over their exclusion from the institution’s pension scheme, two years after retirement.
The institution’s Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Patrick Oyunu stated this on Thursdays, while presenting a memorandum to the fact-finding committee set up by the state government to ascertain the modus operandi of the college from 2014-October 2017.
According to him, “Our salaries were stopped since 2015 immediately we were retired from service, but they failed to place us on pension.
He also explained that the gratuity of late staff of the institution who died in active service are still been owed and wondered how the affected families are fending without their due benefits.
He added that apart from the 24 staff, there are other pensioners who retired earlier before 2015 but are yet to be paid their gratuity.
He therefore appealed to the state government to increase the monthly allocations to the college to enable the management to offset all outstanding pensions.