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Pension arrears: Edo Govt screens pensioners in batch 45 for payment

As part of ongoing efforts to clear pension arrears, the Edo State Government has called on pensioners in batch 45 to present themselves for physical and documentary verification exercise.

In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary/Chairman, Pension Bureau, Inih-ivibodohu D.S.  Juwobor, the state government said, “the physical and documentary verification will hold at Imaguero Hall in Benin City, on Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24, from 9am.”

He urged pensioners in batches 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 and 44 who failed  to participate in the previous verification exercises, to take advantage of the scheduled screening exercise alongside those in batch 45.

Juwobor said that affected pensioners are expected to “come to the venue of the verification exercise on the scheduled date with:  Pension Authority; Retirement Letter; Letter of First Appointment; Pension Identification Card; Biometric Slip and Bank details, including bank name and Account Number.”

“Pensioners who were screened in the earlier batches of 43 and 44 but did not receive payments through their banks should report at the Pension Bureau, Office of the Head of Service, with print out of their Pension Account Bank Statements covering June to August, 2018 for considerations,” he added.

According to him, “At the 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.”

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