Edo State Government has said the screening and revalidation exercise for pensioners in the state, scheduled to take place between Wednesday, 2nd December and Saturday, 12th December, 2020, is for only pensioners who are retirees from the Edo State Government.
Permanent Secretary/Chairman Edo State Pensions Bureau, Mr. Saylor Juwobor, in a statement, said the exercise will not affect the local government pensioners.
Juwobor emphasized that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration remains resolute and committed to the welfare of pensioners and will continue to acknowledge their service to the state.
According to him, “The screening and revalidation exercise for pensioners in the state, scheduled to commence from Wednesday, 2nd December to Saturday, 12th December, 2020, is for only state pensioners.
“Though the screening is taking place across all 18 local government areas, the exercise is only for pensioners who are retirees from the Edo State Government.”
Juwobor had on Monday announced the commencement of the revalidation exercise for pensioners in the 18 Local Governments Areas (LGAs) of the state, in furtherance of the Obaseki-led administration’s commitment to the welfare of workers and pensioners in the state.
He noted that the exercise tagged “AM ALIVE” Screening/Revalidation Exercise for State Pensioners offers an option for Skype verification for pensioners who are resident outside the country, directing “all pensioners in the state to be physically present at the venues for the screening with their letters of Approval to Retire from Service and the pensioner’s Biometric Verification Slip.”
The statement read: “It is hereby announced that the Edo State Pensions Bureau in collaboration with the Information Communication Technology Agency will conduct “AM ALIVE” Screening/Revalidation Exercise for State Pensioners. The exercise is scheduled to hold across the three Senatorial Zones of Edo State from Wednesday, 2nd December to Saturday, 12th December, 2020.
“The Schedule Dates and Time for the Screening are as follow: (i) Edo South-Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th December, 2020 – 8.00am -4.00pm (ii) Edo North-Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th December, 2020-8.00am-4.00pm (iii) Edo Central – Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th December, 2020-8.00am-4.00am.
“The venues for the screening of pensioners are the Councils Hall of the various Local Government Councils while the venue for pensioners in Oredo is the Imaguero College Hall, Sapele Road, Benin City. All pensioners are required to come with their letters of Approval to Retire from Service and the pensioner’s Biometric Verification Slip.
“Pensioners who are resident outside the Country may wish to be screened via Skype.
“They are therefore advised to notify the Managing Director, Information Communication Technology Agency ICTA and send the following documents via email to – email@example.com: (i) Biometric Slip; (ii) Pension ID: (iii) Skype ID: (iv) Phone Number (v) Country and (vi) Letter of Approval to Retire from Service.”