Plateau State Law Makers Advocate Payment Of Retirees Gratuity

By Sarah Manzo – Jos

Plateau state law makers have called on the Executive arm to pay retirees gratuity to cushion the effects of economic experienced in the country.

This followed a notice of motion raised by the Deputy majority leader and member representing Pankshin North Philip Dasun during plenary.

Presenting the motion Mr. Dasun acknowledged government’s effort in paying workers salary, pensions and also the first phase payment of five percent of retirees gratuity.

He however said due to economic hardships there was need to pay another phase of the gratuity to ease the financial burden on retirees.

Representatives of Langtang North Central Daniel Nanbol and Riyom constituency Timothy Dantong suggest the introduction of the contributory scheme of payment as practised at the federal level.

They members said, dialogue with the heads of relevant Ministries, Department and agencies will find ways of addressing the issue.

On his part, representative of Langtang North North Pirfa Tyem said due to dwindling resources government cannot afford to clear all backlogs of gratuity.

He however said government must devise means to curtail revenue leakages in the state to boost its Internal Generated Revenue and ease financial burdens.

Also during plenary, the state law makers adopted the report by the Chairman House Committee on Lands, Survey and Town Planing Adamu Yanga on the Plateau State Geographic Information System, PLAGIS, bill 2020.

The law makers thereafter gave approval for the bill to pass through third reading.

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