Obaseki approves N1.5b owed 1,559 pensioners since 1986
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has approved over N1.5 billion to clear backlog owed 1,559 pensioners in councils of the state, which accumulated since 1986.
In a statement, the Permanent Secretary/Chairman, Local Government Pensions Bureau, Washington Abbe, said the affected pensioners have been requested to bring their documents to Local Government Pensions Bureau on or before January 27.
He said: “This is to inform all Edo State council pensioners that the state government has graciously approved immediate release of the sum of N1.5 billion for the payment of all outstanding pension arrears to the affected 1,559 pensioners for the period of 1986 -2021.
“The affected pensioners are, by this announcement, requested to avail the Local Government Pensions Bureau with the following documents on or before January 27: pensioners I.D card; photocopies of biometric and pay advice, and bank statements from date of retirement to December 31, 2022.
“The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) should take note, please.”