Yobe State Government is to adopt the Jigawa State Contributory Pension Scheme model being pacesetter and is the best system so far in the country.
Pension: Yobe copies Jigawa
From Ismaila Muhammad, Dutse
This was made known by the Chairman Committee for the Adoption of Contributory Pension Scheme in Yobe State who is also the Acting Head of the Civil Service, Yobe State, Alhaji Muhammad Nura when he led members of his committee to the Office of the Jigawa State Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Hussaini Ali Kila on a study tour to Jigawa State.
He said the visit concerned the Pension Scheme Model adopted by Jigawa State in the last 17 years, adding that they were in the State to learn the positive Pension Policy of Jigawa State.
Alhaji Nura said his State wants to borrow a leaf from Jigawa using such a model with a view to improving its pension scheme.
Responding, the Jigawa State Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Kila said the State Contributory Pension Scheme was initiated in 2003, going side-by-side the public service pensions system being paid directly from government revenues.
He said Jigawa State was the first in the Federation to enact and establish the Pension Scheme Programme even before the Pension Reform Act, PRA of 2004.
The SSG explained that the development has eased the suffering of Jigawa workers who retired or who died in active service, saying that now Jigawa State is leading in pension payment with other States like Katsina, Kano, Gombe, Adamawa and Zamfara thronging to the State to emulate the policy.