Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja
The Kogi State Pay Parade Committee has called on next of kins of deceased Civil Servants to come forward with evidence of death to collect the deceased entitlements.
The committee also asked next of kins of the deceased to produce a letter from the permanent Secretary of the ministry where the deceased served, letter of appointment, identity card as well the deceased’s effective letter of promotion.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, in Lokoja, by the Director General , Bureau of Information Services and Grass Root Sensitisation, Mallam Abdulkarim Abdulmalik, the committee assured the families of deceased civil servants in the State that adequate provision has been made to ensure that prompt attention is accorded them without hindrance.
“This shall be done in strict adherence to the civil service regulations, which empowers the next of kins of the deceased to claim the entitlements of their dead relatives,” the statement added.
The Director-General, who is also a member of the pay parade, said members of the committee had been assigned into four groups, to monitor the exercise across the state.
He said one of the monitoring groups has been assigned to cover Kogi West Senatorial District, another to handle Kogi Central, while two groups would handle Kogi East.
The monitoring exercise, which commenced on Friday, is scheduled to visit each of the three Federal Constituencies in the respective Senatorial District.
This measure, he noted, is aimed at ensuring the committee has first hand information on the smooth conduct of the exercise, as well as attend to emerging challenges that may be inherent in the exercise.