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Kwara suspends pension payment to 6,437 retirees

Kwara suspends pension payment to 6,437 retirees
Kwara State government has temporarily suspended the payment of monthly pensions to 6,437 retired workers in the state with effect from July, 2022, following their inability to complete verification exercises organised for pensioners in the state.

1st August 2022 Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman-AbdulRazaq 1st August 2022 Kwara State government has temporarily suspended the payment of monthly pensions to 6,437 retired workers in the state with effect from July 2022, following their inability to complete verification exercises organised for pensioners in the state.The government, in a press statement titled “Kwara State Government Receives Interim Report on Pensioners’ Verification”, issued in Ilorin on Saturday said that the retirees failed to submit their documents to a screening committee constituted for the exercise.It said, “The Kwara State Government has received 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’ entitlement.

In the statement signed by Murtala Atoyebi, Chief Press Secretary in the office of the state Head of Service, the government said that out of a total of 16,368 pensioners in the state, only 9,931 pensioners were verified by the committee.” It added, “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.

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