By ZAKA KHALIQ, Lagos
No fewer than 9,535 pensioners on the payroll of the Ogun State Bureau of Local Government Pensions are to undertake a biometric data capturing exercise to ensure probable data that will enhance prompt payment of pensions to retirees.
Permanent secretary in the Bureau, Mrs. Irene Afolashade Kokumo, while addressing pensioners at the kickoff of the exercise at Catholic Cathedral Church Hall and Our Saviour Cathedral Hall, Ita-lowajoda, Ijebu Ode, disclosed that government was determined to ensure that all pensioners are accommodated in the database as it begins plans to ensure accurate data of pensioners on its payroll.
Kokumo noted that the exercise would assist government to discharge it’s duties at all times, adding that the data base would give government easy access to determine pensioners on its payroll.
The Permanent Secretary maintained that government was doing all in its capacity to see to the welfare of pensioners across the state, adding that government was not resting on its oars at ensuring that pensioners get paid on time. She enjoined pensioners who are yet to update their Bank Verification Number (BVN) to visit the bureau and update their data towards ensuring prompt payment of their entitlements.