Akwa Ibom State Government says gratuity and pension will only be paid to pensioners who have their BVNs

Akwa Ibom State government has stated that henceforth, pension and gratuity will only be paid to pensioners who have their Bank Verification Numbers, BVN, and have submitted same.

The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Aniekan Umanah, who spoke with reporters, said this was part of the decisions taken at the State Executive Council meeting in Uyo, which was presided over by Governor Udom Emmanuel.

According to him, all eligible pensioners are required to submit their BVN at their various sub-treasury offices, on or before the 26th of October, to guarantee the payment of their entitlements as the BVN registration exercise is due to end on the 30th of October this year.

Umanah also disclosed that the Ministry of Youth and Sports was directed by Council, to ensure that a good number of Corps members serving in Akwa Ibom are posted to schools across the State, for proper utilization and effective integration with the people.

On education, the commissioner noted that following the provision of computers to 43 schools across the state, the council directed the Ministry of Education to develop new strategies that would encourage reading and promote book culture among the students.




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