Obaseki approves the payment of a 28-year backlog owed gratuities

    The Local Government Staff Pension Board of Edo State has received approval from Governor Godwin Obaseki to pay a 28-year backlog of gratuities to retirees.

    The Head of Local Government Administration and Permanent Secretary of the Local Government Staff Pension Board, Mrs. Osas-Ehigie Sandra, announced the approval in a statement.

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    According to Sandra, a screening procedure would be conducted for retirees who were paid by the Local Government Staff Pension Board between 1979 and 2008.

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    “This is to inform pensioners on the payroll of the Local Government Staff Pension Board, who retired between 1979 and 2008,” she said. “His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has graciously released funds for their gratuity and that screening exercise will be carried out in the Local Government Staff Pensions Board Premises, King Square, Benin City.”

    All confirmed pensioners must physically appear at the location with their pension identity card, biometrics slip, and pay advice between Monday, October 16, and Friday, October 20, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Sandra continued.

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