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Anambra LG Staff Pension Board calls for adherence to directives on prevention of COVID- 19



EXECUTIVE Secretary of the Anambra State Local Government Staff Pension Board, Awka, Gloria lbezim has called on the newly retired local government staff and primary school teachers in the state to ensure strict adherence to state government and World Health Organisation (WHO)’s measures on the prevention of the spread of COVID – 19 in the local governments  and the state at large.

  Mrs lbezim made the call during the board’s monthly biometric capturing exercise of the newly retired LGS and PST into the mainstream and data base of the retired local government pensioners in the state.

  The executive secretary noted that in view of the COVID – 19 pandemic protective measures, the board adopted various preventive measures highlighted by both WHO and the state for prevention of the virus such as provision of running water, soap, detol, hand sanitiser, bleach, face mask, automatic hand sanitiser machine, inferred thermometer, among others.

  She maintained that the welfare of the retired pensioners in the LG system remains paramount in her administration and advised the retired pensioners to disseminate information about the dreaded worldwide pandemic and its symptoms to their relatives and community members to avoid the spread.

  She commended Governor Willie Obiano, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Greg Obi, the Secretar, Joint Accounts Allocation Committee (JAAC), for ensuring prompt payment of pensioners’ entitlements and improved standard of living in the state.

  Contributing, one of the retirees and former Head of Local Government Administration, Chief Robert Jideani described the effort of government for the timely biometric capturing of the newly retired staff as a welcomed development.

He extolled the retirees for putting in practice the directives of the government, especially by observing social distancing and wearing of their face masks during the exercise and urged them to help in the spread of the information on COVID- 19 to their families and relations to curb the spread of the virus.

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