Retired civil servants in Southern Kaduna have urged the Kaduna State Government led by Governor Nasir El-Rufai to pay their retirement benefits.
The civil servants under the auspices of Compulsory Retired Civil Servants in Southern Kaduna bore their minds on Wednesday in a statement signed by its Zone Three Chairman, Comrade Markus Mathew Adankat and read by the Secretary, Mohammed Haruna at Zonkwa, Zango Kataf local government area of Kaduna state.
They alleged that failure of the government to settle them had thrown tens of thousands of their families into untold misery.
They decried impromptu retirement of civil servants, adding, “this is the second year that over 5,000 of civil servants in Southern Kaduna Senatorial zone were laid off their job apart from primary school teachers to local government staff.”
They refuted claims that the governor has paid all retired civil servants in the state their benefits.
“We want the public to know that the pronouncements of the governor are not true because no Kobo was given to the retired civil servants.
“While we remain loyal to the government, we want the Governor to have the fear of God and pay us our legitimate benefits,” they said.
They, however, urged Governor El-Rufa’i to rescue the retirees from the untold misery they are exposed to currently as a result of hardship.