As thirty-five states are trying to renegotiate their N614bn debt obligation to FGN, the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) has disclosed that only seven (7)out of 36 states are current with their statutory remittance of pension fund deducted from salaries of their employees, as well as their matching contributions. The compliant states are: Delta, Edo, Ekiti, Jigawa, Kaduna, Lagos and FCT. South East states, Anambra and other Southeast states were listed among the defaulting states. Since pension is a right and not a privilege, it borders on the breach of the law to collect pension and not remit it as stipulated. For a critical mass of 29 states to be in default speaks to an administrative and governance crisis. [SCPT]
Mr. Obaze is the former Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State, Nigeria from 2012 to 2015 - MD & CEO, Oseloka H. Obaze. Mr. Obaze also served as a former United Nations official, from 1991-2012, and as a former member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, from 1982-1991.
Selonnes Consult Ltd. is a Strategic Policy, Good Governance and Management Consulting Firm, founded by Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze who served as Secretary to Anambra State Government from 2012-2015; a United Nations official from 1991-2012 and a Nigerian Foreign Service Officer from 1982-1991.