By Our Correspondent
Office of the Head of Civil Service has been urged to establish a stakeholders committee to study the current pension law as amended 2027 with a view to identify areas of weaknesses and ensure its pass into law by the state house of Assembly.
This was contained in a Communique issued at the end of a two day workshop organized by the state ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in kaduna for the senior and middle management Staff members of 44 local government areas of the state.
Presenting the Communique, the committee Chairman who doubles the Dawakin Kudu Director personal management, Aminu Muhammad said six recommendations which include the following were rised
- Separation of the pension administration.
- To make efforts to entrenche local government autonomy.
3 To maintain the spate of training and retraining of manpower as anchored by the present administration.
- Reinvigoration of the capacity of local government to enable them perform effective monitoring and evaluation of programme and projects.
- To intensify efforts towards fighting corruption within the civil servants and elected officials.
Consequently the participants made the following observations
A. Despite the existence of the pension administration a lot problems were being experienced.
B. Absence of the autonomy constrains effective performance of local government councils.
C. The pension fund is running in deficit with unpaid benefits amounting to billions of Naira.
Meanwhile the committee remain optimistic that the recommendations and observation will have special attention from the side of government.
Dahiru Lawal Kofar Wambai
Chief Information Officer,
Kano State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.