Pensioners in Gombe State yesterday stormed and barricaded the main entrance of the Gombe State Government House causing vehicular traffic in the area. The pensioners, about three hundred in number, are members of the Gombe State Council of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, and they were protesting non-payment of their pensions running into months.
Mohammed Abubakar, the state Chairman of the Gombe State Council of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners disclosed that the pensioners are protesting non-payment of their pensions running into months.
He said other grievances by the pensioners is that more than 700 local government retirees have not been enrolled into the monthly pension after over two years of retirement among many others issues.
Security operatives at the entrance of the Gombe State Government House had difficulty maintaining law and order as the peaceful protesters insisted on seeing the Governor.
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