Edo State Government has invited pensioners in batches 48, 49 and 50 for physical and documentary verification in order to process payment of their pension arrears. This is in continuation of the on-going payment of pension arrears to its pensioners which is in line with the State Government commitment to clear pension arrears in the state.
The Permanent Secretary and Chairman of the Pension Bureau, Mr Saylor Juwobor, urged all pensioners in batches 48, 49 and 50 to present themselves for physical and documentary verification at the Imaguero Hall, Benin City from Wednesday, April 17 to Thursday, April 18, by 9.00am each day.
He said, “pensioners in batches 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, and 47 who failed to participate in the previous verification exercises are urged to take advantage of the scheduled forthcoming screening alongside pensioners in batches 48, 49 and 50.”
“State Government Pensioners in batches 48, 49 and 50 and the spillover batches of 37 to 47 are advised to check the list of pensioners scheduled for the screening on the Notice Board in the Pensions Bureau’s Office at the former Ethiope Building, Oba Ovoranmwen Square (King Square) Benin City, from Monday April 15th and Tuesday April 16,” he added.
He urged affected pensioners to come to the venue of the verification exercise with their “Pension Authority; Retirement Letter; Letter of First Appointment; Pension I.D. Card; Biometric Slip; and Bank details including bank name and Account Number.”
Juwobor explained, “Upon conclusion of the verification exercise, the outstanding pension arrears of those screened will be credited into the pension account of each pensioner after necessary documentation by relevant agencies involved in the payment process.”