Over 700 pensioners in Ogun State were screened during the first day of physical verification of pensioners conducted by the government, Babatunde Agbaje, Permanent Secretary, Bureau of State Pensions, has said.
Agbaje, who made the disclosure, on Thursday, in Ijebu-Ode, said the exercise would help to save funds for the government.
He said that the exercise was also aimed at establishing credible and authentic data base of pensioners in the state.
The permanent secretary added that the exercise was conducted to update the record of the pensioners in the state and restore payment of monthly pension to genuine pensioners.
“The exercise is starting here in Ijebu-Ode and it will take us to all the three senatorial districts of the state within the next eight days.
“I urge pensioners to cooperate with officials of the bureau to ensure the success of the exercise.
“The verification will also be conducted in Ijebu-Igbo, Sagamu, Aiyetoro, Ilaro, Ota and Abeokuta.
“Pensioners in this axis should be ready for us within the eight days,” he said.
Agbaje commended the state government for the support given to the bureau to carry out the exercise.
He said that the administration of Gov. Ibikunle Amosun was concerned with prompt payment of pensioners and gratuity to retired public servants. (NAN)