Abuja - The Akwa Ibom State government has
advised pensioners to provide their Bank
Verification Numbers (BVN)to enable payment of pensions and gratuities.
Those that fail may not be considered.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information
and Communications, Aniekan Umanah.
He said this was part of the decisions taken at the State
Executive Council meeting in Uyo, presided over by the Governor Udom Emmanuel.
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"All eligible pensioners are required to submit their BVN at their various
sub-treasury offices, latest by 25th of October, to guarantee the payment of
their entitlements," Umanah said.
He added that the State Executive Council took cognisance
of the fact that the BVN registration exercise was due to end on October 30
hence the need to have all pensioners registered before the deadline in order
to avoid untoward consequences.
The commissioner said the State Executive
Council also acknowledged the provision of computers to 43 schools across the
state and directed the Ministry of Education to develop new strategies that
would encourage reading and promote book culture among the people.
- CAJ News