ALGON clarifies N40billion loan for pension in Delta State

The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, Delta State chapter, on Monday, made further clarifications on the N40 billion loan sourced to pay accrued rights owed primary school and local government pensioners in the State.

The State ALGON Chairman, Hon. Victor Ebonka, after a meeting of the Joint Account Allocation Committee in Asaba, disclosed that the State Government has no liability in the loan facility.

Flanked by his colleagues, Ebonka said it was the statutory duty of Local Governments to pay pensions to its retirees as well as Local Education Authority, primary school retirees.

He noted that the problem arose due to error in the enrollment of the workers into the contributory pension scheme.

Ebonka disclosed that: “In this Country constitutionally, we have three tiers of government; the Federal, the State and the Local Governments. We all have separate responsibilities.

Credible News reports that the Delta State House of Assembly approved the request by Governor Sheriff Oborevwori to take 40billion naira credit facility for the purpose of clearing backlog of pension arrears.

Oborevwori informed the House that his administration was collaborating with the state chapter of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria to reduce the backlog of accumulated pensions owed retired primary schoolteachers and local government employees.



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