I will tackle pension, gratuity fraud – Buhari

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has promised to alleviate the plight of pensioners across the country when he becomes President.

Mr. Buhari, who spoke while being presented with petition signed by a group of ex-servicemen protesting their treatment by the PDP-administration in the country, said that he is “saddened by the current situation of military, police and all other pensioners”.

He said it is unconscionable to allow senior citizens, who have served the country with zeal and patriotism in their youth, to be subjected to indignity and suffering while waiting to be paid their gratuity and pension, with some even having to engage in protests in their quest to be paid.

The APC presidential candidate also said “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”.

As elected president, Mr. Buhari said 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.

While noting that the manner a society treats its aged and infirm is reflective of the civilization and decency of its people as a country. Nigeria must strive to provide for the youth and build a strong future for retiring senior citizens.

This, he said is his covenant of service which he has pledged to uphold.


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  • God son

    God is on your side sir you will surely win this coming election by the special Grace of Almighty God Sai Baba Say Buhari

    • Pete

      God can’t be on the side of a liar and hypocrite.

      • Murtala Aliyu

        What will you call Jonathan?

        • Pete

          Jonathan isn’t a Murtala Aliyu. Hypocrisy resides in the North.
          Only a northerner will steal 2.8b oil money; use his inlaw to steal 25b PTF money and still pretend to be Mr. Clean!
          One of the worst corrupt acts in ICPC law is ” abuse of office by conferring undue advantage on yourself, relations or associates”.
          If Buhari is tried under ICPC law, he’ll be in jail for 7 years.

  • Awarawa

    Buhari, is this all they taught you in the UK while recuperating? As Nigerians are asking how you will fight corruption, you are trying to justify your mantra but the more you speak, the more your emptiness shows. Just keep mum and let Tinubu do the talking. After all, he would be doing the governing f you ever win the election.

    • Curseless

      By the time Buhari finishes his one year in office those that in doubt of his ability to reposition Nigeria will certainly become a believer.

  • evi

    Before you 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., go and tell aregbe that is owing osun workers five months salaries to pay it and tell lagos state to pay minimum wage that other poorer states are paying

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  • Pete

    Last time I checked, certificate-forgery which you are guilty of is a big fraud.
    Also, nepotism ( handing over PTF to your in-law) is grave corruption. + other thefts you’ve engaged in.
    You can only deceive APC robots with your hypocrisy.
    So shut your ccorrupt and fraudulent mouth up!!

  • segun


  • arinze uba

    You can not fight any fraud,how can fraud it’s self fight fraud? You tell that to your APC members not Nigerians.

  • Rose Ankeny

    GMB is the change Nigeria must have the unrelenting stealing of govt fund by Jonathan and his gang looters must end 2015

  • justme

    And I suppose u mean all the fraudsters in APC intend to fight fraud!!,what a huge laugh!!,i bet it’s only in the planet u all emanated from that u have criminals fighting crime!

  • Old Colonel Mariama(rtd)

    We believe you will tackle corruption like you did in the case of the 53 suitcases back in those days. What the hell is this man talking about here. He must not continue like this without someone challenging him.SHOW US YOUR CERTIFICATE FIRST.

  • maureen

    A vote for buhari is a waist bcos,he is not sound and more over he cannot remember his party name talk more of Nigeria’s affairs at large and above all APC are boundless of thieves who can do anything even at the expense of the masses just to scuffled power but God pass them all,check all the APC stateKs they have not paid their worker’s salary ranging from three to five month’s,this cannot be the change but shame APC.

  • realist

    I enjoyed the piece, the English is standard, easy to read and understand and the analysis is balanced, unbiased. Thank you Mr Azu.
    Malami has proved beyond reasonable doubts that he is not competent. And is very sad to have such a man in that position despite the seasoned and Intelligent lawyers that liters all the nook and cranny of Nigeria. Untill competence becomes the watch words of our leaders, Nigeria as a nation will continue to lag behind.