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Edo pensioners get gratuity next week, gov donates vehicles to police




THE Edo State government has concluded arrangement to pay the gratuity of 2010, 2011 pensioners next week.

The disclosure, which was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the Head of Service, Mrs. Gladys Idahor, noted that “there will be pensioner verification exercise for officials who retired in the year 2010 and 2011 but have not been paid their gratuity.”

According to the release, verification of 2010 retirees would hold on Monday, December 21, 2015 at the Staff Training Centre, Okada Avenue, Benin City while that of 2011 retirees holds on Tuesday, December 22 at the same venue.

“All pensioners are required to come with the original and photocopy of their Pension ID cards, Yellow Form, Letter of First Appointment, Letter of Retirement and Biometric Form.”

It added that “pensioners who are successfully screened will be paid their gratuity the following day,” warning that “there will be no verification by proxy.”

Meanwhile, Governor Adams Oshiomhole yesterday presented some vehicles to the state Police Command to boost its operations and logistics in tackling crime, particularly this Yuletide season.

The governor, while presenting the nine Hilux vans which bring to over 120 the number of vehicles presented to the police by his administration, eulogised the efforts of the command in bringing the level of criminal activities in the state to its minimum level and assured them of his continuous support.

“On behalf of the government and indeed, Edo tax payers, we will like to present these nine operational vehicles which are purpose-built to help complement the efforts of the Federal Government in providing security to our great country.

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