Pension Reforms: Obaseki Pays Over N12m To Families Of 5 Deceased Workers

The Oasis Reporters

January 27, 2021


The Edo State Head of Service, Mr. Anthony Okungbowa (middle); Permanent Secretary/Chairman, Edo State Pensions Bureau, Mr. I. D. S Juwobor (3rd left) with next-of-kin of deceased workers, who were enrolled in the Contributory Pension Scheme during the presentation of cheques to beneficiaries in Benin City.
Edo State Head of Service, Mr. Anthony Okungbowa, presenting a cheque to the next-of-kin of one of the deceased employees in Benin City.

The Edo State Government, in furtherance of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s commitment to the welfare of workers and pensioners in the state, has presented cheques of over N12 million to next-of-kin of deceased workers, who were enrolled in the Contributory Pension Scheme.

Five next-of-kin of the deceased government workers were given cheques worth N12, 021,289.2.

Presenting the cheques on behalf of the governor, Edo State Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa Esq., reassured that the Obaseki-led administration will not relent on its effort at ensuring that workers and pensioners in the state are well catered for.

According to him, “We have always placed the welfare of our workers as a top priority because we believe so much in them and consider them essential for the success of our programmes and policies.”

He sympathized with the families of the deceased employees, noting that the government appreciates and values the efforts that their benefactors put in their work while in service.

The governor also acknowledged the Edo State Pension Bureau and the office of the Head of Service for keeping in line with the vision and mission of the government since the inception of the Contributory Pension Scheme in 2017, adding: “the Contributory Pension Scheme since its commencement in the state has instilled confidence in the employees.”

On their part, the beneficiaries expressed their appreciation to the Governor Obaseki-led state government for the quick response in paying entitlements of deceased employees.

Greg Abolo

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