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Uncredited Pension Deductions Found Under Ganduje Administration

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Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf has revealed that deductions from pension funds by the previous administration under Abdullahi Ganduje were not credited to the state government’s accounts.

The governor made this disclosure in Kano during the second phase of the payment of N5 billion in gratuities and death benefits to beneficiaries.

Governor Yusuf emphasized that pension payments are a constitutional right, not a privilege, and must be preserved.

He criticized the pension system managed by the previous administration as corrupt, pointing out that illegal deductions had plagued payments to beneficiaries, leaving pensioners uncertain about their entitlements.

“Deductions made from pensioners by the previous administration were illegal; they acted out of corruption. All the deducted funds were not deposited into the government treasury, and there are no records to support such transactions,” Yusuf stated.

He further explained that consultants were used to facilitate these deductions, which never returned to the state.

The governor urged pensioners to file petitions regarding these irregularities, assuring them that the state government would investigate the matter to recover their funds.

“The state government will support you in recovering your funds. I advise you to petition the state government about the deductions and demand your money.

This will prompt a full investigation to ensure those funds are duly recovered and returned to you,” he assured.

Governor Yusuf handed over a dummy cheque of N5 billion to the state pensions board. From this amount, N1,940,586,786.96 was immediately disbursed to 1,140 pensioners through the electronic pension payment system.

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