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Pensioners who have been owed several months of pensions in the State will have to undergo a fresh biometric Verification Exercise.
The new administration in Imo State led by Hon.Emeka Ihedioha, had commenced the process of ensuring that pensioners in the State are paid.
According to a statement by Steve Osuji, Special Adviser to Governor Ihedioha reads:
Following its decision to reform the state’s pension scheme, the Imo State Government hereby announces the commencement of biometric verification exercise for all pensioners in the State.
The exercise shall be in three steps as follows:
STEP 1 (July 22 – July 29): pre-field work data and pensioners files review.
STEP 2 (July 29 – August 14): verification and biometric capture exercise in designated centres in the 27 LGAs
STEP 3 (August 14 – August 20): commencement of payments in batches.
TIME: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm. Monday to Friday.
- Please come with your identification documents required for verification,
- There will be special centres for certain categories of pensioners,
- Please look out for further announcements concerning list of centres so that you may go to the one nearest to you.
His Excellency, Governor Emeka Ihedioha conveys his regrets about any inconvenience caused our retirees and senior citizens.
He seeks the understanding and cooperation of all concerned, pledging that this shall be the last of such verification exercise in Imo State.