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Edo starts screening of 900 pensioners

The Edo State Pension Bureau on Wednesday started screening 900 pensioners who retired in 2014 and 2015.

Chatting with journalists on the State Pensions Bureau in Benin Metropolis, the consultant of the Edo State Pensions Bureau Everlasting Secretary/Chairman and Director of Accounts/Secretary to the Bureau, Mr. Ambrose Akhato, stated the train is geared toward clearing the backlog left by earlier governments.

The Chairman of the Bureau stated, “The screening train has introduced smiles on the faces of pensioners. The pensioners ought to make the most of this golden alternative to make themselves obtainable for the screening train.

“Two years in the past, in June 2022, we defined to the governor that we needed to display screen the pensioners who retired between 1996 and 2013 and who haven’t but acquired their gratuity. His Excellency has generously agreed to hold out the screening. They’ve been screened and we have now been paying all of them this time.

“We’re nearing the tip of cost of these in that group. That’s the reason for this screening in order that the successive association of cost of gratuities in Edo State will proceed.”

He added: “We wrote to His Excellency about the necessity to additionally approve the screening of the 2014 and 2015 pensioners for many who retired in these two years and he additionally accepted that they be screened. We began paying them once we completed paying the earlier pensioners.

“This screening began on Monday, July 1, 2024. It’ll finish on July 12, 2024. We’re additionally going to have screening through Skype, from July 8, 2024 to July 19, 2024 for many who reside exterior the nation. For many who reside exterior Edo State and for many who reside exterior Benin Metropolis and should not have the ability to come to the bodily screening and even those that are within the metropolis and can’t come to the venue resulting from well being points, they may also be screened through Skype.”

The chairman additional famous: “For many who are late, we will not pay them instantly. Their points are categorised as loss of life advantages. After we end the cash that’s obtainable to pay them, we ship it to the state Division of Justice, the place their subsequent of kin are screened and paid.”

“The Bureau is predicted to display screen 900 retirees inside two weeks, whereas greater than 286 retirees have been screened up to now.”

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