Rivers: Governor Wike approves payment of pension arrears, gratuities

Rivers: Governor Wike approves payment of pension arrears, gratuities

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On Tuesday, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike ordered that all overdue gratuities, monthly pension, and death benefits owing to state retirees be paid immediately.Rivers: Governor Wike approves payment of pension arrears, gratuities

This came after affected pensioners had been organizing peaceful protests and prayer sessions on the streets of Port Harcourt for over six years in an attempt to raise the attention of the Rivers State Governor to their suffering.

Ijeoma Samuel, the Director-General of the Rivers State Pension Board, said the payments would be made in batches in a statement released in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

Samuel also instructed all individuals who participated in the first round of the exercise to bring their retirement identification cards and other pertinent documentation.

He stated that the exercise was just for people who had been covered by the first batch of retirees up until June 2014.

The statement reads;

His Excellency, Chief. Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has graciously approved the immediate commencement of payment of outstanding Gratuity, Monthly Pension Arrears and Death benefits for Retirees in the Rivers State Public Service.

The exercise will be done in Batches. The first batch is for all those who had retired up to June 2014. All the affected retirees and next of kins for deceased retirees under this Batch are requested to come to the Ministry of Justice Conference Hall for physical verification from 15th-23rd June, 2022.

They are to come with their Retirement ID Cards, and other relevant documents.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EXERCISE IS STRICTLY FOR ONLY THOSE COVERED UNDER THIS FIRST BATCH i.e Retirees up to June 2014.

Rivers: Governor Wike approves payment of pension arrears, gratuities

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