Family Of Late Perm Sec Appeals To Gov Sule On Dead Benefit

BY OUR REPORTER

Family of late retired Permanent Secretary in the Nasarawa state civil service, Muktar Abubakar, have appealed to Governor Abdullahi A. Sule to assist in payment of dead benefit of their late father who died in December, 2013

Speaking to Nasarawa Eye in an interview in Lafia, the eldest son of the retired Perm Sec, Abdul-jalah Muktar Abubakar said since the dead of their late father in 2013, they have not received a dime from state Pension Commission as dead benefit of their father who has dedicated his entire life to the service of Nasarawa state.

He said late Muktar Abubakar retired from Nasarawa state civil service in 2012 as Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Women Affairs and died in 2013 after protracted illness, one year after his retirement.

Abdul-jalah Muktar who is a 400 level student at the Nasarawa State University Keffi, explained, he has Eight (8) siblings some are studying at Federal University Lafia and some in Secondary schools in Lafia, but are increasingly finding it difficult to provide for their basic needs.

He explained that their late father, before his appointment as Permanent Secretary in 2008 by late Aliyu Akwe Doma, served variously as Director of Administration and Supplies in the Nasarawa state House of Assembly and Director Promotion and Discipline in the Nasarawa State Civil Service Commission.

Abdul-jalah Muktar stressed that they made several efforts to get the dead benefit of their late father from the Pension Commission since his death but their efforts did not yield any result.

“We made several efforts at the Pension Commission since the death of our late father but all our efforts did not come to fruition. The response we always get from them is that they don’t have the authority and the cash backing to pay such dead benefit” Abdul-jalah Muktar Abubakar further stressed.

While appealing to Governor Abdullahi A. Sule to come to their aid by intervening to ensure they get this dead benefit however, pointed out that the intervention would go a long way in assisting the family.

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