Adamawa NUT rejects contributions – NUT Boss
Another industrial crisis is brewing in Adamawa state, as the members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Adamawa state branch has said that it will not participate in the planed compulsory pension contributions scheme in the state for civil servants.
The state chairman of the Union Comrade Rodney Nathan, who spoke to The Guardian in Yola yesterday said that since the leadership of the Union was excluded from the Technical committee that will fashioned out the modalities for the scheme, it will be a betrayal of his members to drag them into a scheme that he cannot explain the benefits to his members.
“When they set up the technical committee all the officials of NUT were excluded from the committee, since we have no representation in that main committee which is the committee that will come up with modalities on how the scheme will be run, it will be unfair on my side to drag my members into a scheme that I cannot explain its benefits to my members. For that reason I don’t think Adamawa NUT will be part of the proposed pension scheme,” he stated
He said that his position is based on the past negative experience of his members who contributed heavily for the housing scheme in the state , but none of the members benefited from the scheme.
“Why I don’t want my members to participate in the proposed pension scheme is based on our past bad experience, NUT members were the highest contributors of that scheme in Adamawa state but up till now no single member benefited from that scheme, so it is un reasonable for we the present leadership to take our members again to go and invest for others in the pension scheme,” he said.
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