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Kwara suspends 6,437 pensioners from pension payment 

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The Kwara State Government has suspended payment for 6,437 pensioners who failed to participate in the state-wide verification exercise for pensioners.

This followed the receipt of an interim report on the verification exercise on the state pensioners.

The state government contracted a financial consortium in December last year to carry out a verification exercise on the state pensioners as a result of the precarious challenges inhibiting the smooth payment of pensioners’ entitlements.

The Interim Report submitted by the firm, however, indicated that a total of 16,368 pensioners were processed for screening out of which only 9,931 were verified valid.

It added that “a total of 6,437 pensioners failed to participate in the verification exercise which was conducted in all the 16 Local Government Areas of the state to ease the burden of the aged people.”

Consequently, the government directed the Office of the State Accountant General to suspend forthwith, payment to the affected Pensioners effective from this month (July) until they are cleared, a statement by the Press Secretary of the Office of the Head of Service, Murtala Atoyebi disclosed in Ilorin on Saturday.

The government further advised all those with anomalies in their documentation to immediately clear such with the Consultant while those that failed to appear for the verification exercise should go to the Staff Development College, Ilorin for screening, commencing from Monday, August 1, 2022.

 

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