President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the immediate payment of check off dues of pensioners in the country.
The president gave the directive during a meeting he held with the leadership of the organised labour at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday.
There were the leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the Nigerian Union of Pensioners .
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, told journalists at the end of the meeting that having listened to the presentation made by the organised labour, President Jonathan had directed the relevant ministry and agency to ensure that the check off dues of pensioners are paid immediately.
Mr Abati added that the President also at the meeting set up a government team that will sit with representatives of organised labour on other issues raised during the meeting.
According to him, members of the government team include the Secretary to the Government of the Federation; Minister of Labour and Productivity; Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the State Counsel; and the Director-General of the Budget Office.