Pensioners Drag Nasarawa Government To Court Over Entitlements
Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa state

At least 1,189 pensioners have sued the Nasarawa State Government before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), Makurdi, over nonpayment of gratuity and pension arrears.

Addressing the court on Wednesday, counsel to the claimants (pensioners), Mr Sunday Okpale, said that his clients were being paid monthly pensions in percentages since September 2016.

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Okpale said the case was scheduled for hearing, but the respondents – the state government, the state pensions board and the board’s director-general – were not represented in court.

The counsel, therefore, prayed the court to grant summary judgment in the case to compel the government to pay his clients the balance of their entitlements.

Justice Salish Danjida adjourned the case until February 11, 2019, for summary judgment.