Concerned Pensioners in Kwara have called on the State Government to pay the arrears of their pension into the bank account of their lawyer.
The pensioners made the call in Ilorin on Friday in a communiqué issued at the end of their emergency meeting
The communiqué was jointly signed by Elder Tunji Aransiola, Acting Chairman, Comrade Philip Oloruntola, Vice Chairman and Comrade Ayobamidele Ajibola, Secretary.
In the communiqué, they urged the State Government to obey and implement the judgment of the Court of Appeal delivered on June 30, 2010.
The pensioners advised the State Government not to pay the N1.7bn into individual pension accounts.
The communiqué stressed that the money be paid into the lawyer’s account or that of judiciary pending determination of appeal instituted by the state government at Supreme Court.
“There must be a re-screening of the accredited 9,030 pensioners in the state conducted on April 17, 2008,” the communiqué added.
The communiqué stated that the re-screening was necessary to ensure that nobody was short-changed in the process.
It advised the state government not to politicise the payment of the pension arrears in any form.