The APC presidential flag bearer has promised to end pension and gratuity fraud if elected as president.
All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari has made promise to alleviate the plight of pensioners across the country when he becomes President.
Buhari said this to a group of ex-servicemen who presented him with a petition, protesting how they are being treated by the Jonathan-led administration. He said the current situation of the military, police and all other pensioners is saddening.
‘A situation where corrupt officials of state outrightly embezzle funds meant for payment of pensioners or delay such payment in order to fraudulently earn interest from deposit placements with banks will not be tolerated,’ the ex-general told the group.
He added that if elected, he will invoke provisions of Article 1.5 of the APC manifesto to ensure that months before retirement of any officer, his or her entitlements would be worked out and accruing gratuity paid on the effective date of retirement while pension will follow as at when due.