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Wike Approves Additional 2,673 Retirees Into Monthly Pension Payment

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has approved the inclusion of 2,673 additional retirees into the monthly pension payment scheme.

Ijeoma Samuel, the Director-General, Rivers State Pension Board, said the approval came after new pensioners completion their biometric data capture.

This is in addition to the 15,400 pensioners currently receiving monthly pensions, the statement said.

Mrs Samuel said the State Monthly Pensions Payroll now has 18,073 Pensioners while the biometric capture was ongoing for public servants retiring between August and December 2019.

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Samuel said an ICT Department would soon start the biometric verification exercise for the next batch of retiring public servants.

The statement commended the governor for giving the pensioners a ‘new song’ for the Christmas and New Year. (NAN)

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