The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai on Thursday said the payment of the N30,000 new minimum pension for retirees on the old Defined Benefits Pension scheme would commence this month.
The governor through his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye in a statement said the decision would upgrade 11,511 pensioners who were previously earning less thanN30,000 as monthly pension.
“Following the decision of the Kaduna State Executive Council to increase the minimum pension to N30,000 monthly, the Head of Service, Bariatu Y. Mohammed, had issued the necessary circular to government agencies to implement it from March 2020.
“The circular directs the agencies to comply and implement the directive of the State Executive Council which recently reviewed upward the minimum pension in the state,” the statement read.
El-Rufai noted that from the circular which was issued on March 11, the increase was part of the state government’s continued efforts to ensure welfare for both serving and retired public servants.