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Pensioners want stiffer penalties for pension thieves


ABUJA—THE Federal Universities Pensioners Association, FUPA, has appealed to the judiciary to ensure that there was stiffer punishment for government officials tampering with the pension funds.

They also commended President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly for the Pension Reform Act 2014 recently passed and signed into law.
FUPA described the law as auspicious, in-depth, responsive to the pains of Nigerian pensioners and workers, and in line with international best practices in pension administration.

FUPA in  a statement by its National President, Dr. Ayuba Kura, shortly after President Jonathan signed into law the Pension Reform Act, also advised the judiciary to ensure that the law bit harder by meting out prescribed punishments to offenders without fear or favour.


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