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Akwa Ibom commits to pensioners' welfare

29 November 2013, 08:33Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Chairman of Akwa-Ibom Local Government Service Commission and Pension Board, Otu Toyo, has reinstated the organisation’s commitment to the welfare of pensioners upon their retirement. Chief Toyo stated this while declaring open a three-day pre-retirement seminar organized by the Akwa Ibom State Local Government Pensions Board in collaboration with DSB Consult. He said the board was determined to ensure that retirees were paid their gratuity and pensions on time. Toyo challenged participants to engage themselves in small businesses, which would make them still active after they retire from service. He called on pensioners to plan for a rewarding retirement by thinking of engaging themselves in productive ventures and advised participants to take the training seriously for an assured future. He thanked the stake holders for their efforts in ensuring the actualization of the seminar. Secretary of the Local Government Pension Board, Uduak Udo, said in the last two years, the board had repositioned itself for greater administrative proficiency, carried out its first computerization of pensioner’s records and pay roll bio-metric identification exercise, verification exercise and pre-retirement seminars. The seminar, held under the theme, “Preparing towards a Graceful Retirement from Services,” will climax end on Friday. – CAJ News

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