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Anambra LG Pensions Board captures newly retired staff

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GOVERNOR Willie Obiano has been commended for his qualitative leadership and love especially for pensioners in the state.

 The Executive Secretary, Local Government Staff Pensions Board, Gloria Obiora- Ibeziem (JP) made the commendation during the monthly capturing of newly retired local government staff and primary school teachers into the main stream of local government pensioners in the state, organised by the board.

  ” I appreciate Chief Willie Obiano, the Executive Governor of Anambra State for his love for pensioners. I also thank the Commissioner for Local Government, Greg Obi and the hard working Secretary of JAAC, Confidence Azodo. Even pensioners are grateful to them. If we leave this exercise now, it will be difficult after the COVID-19 issue. We thank the governor because the pensioners will start receiving monthly pension”

   Concerning the method of the exercise she said, ” we observed all the WHO guidelines and state government directives and measures concerning COVID-19 in the conduct of the exercise. Infrared was used to know the status of the persons. Liquid soap and sanitizer were equally used. Water for washing hands had Dettol and Jik inside it. They washed their hands and used sanitizers twice during the process of capturing.

  “After that, they were given new face masks, free of charge, later they put their hands under the automatic sanitizer. After capturing, there was entertainment so that they will have something to hold them. All the staff were also given gloves and face masks. All these were put in place to avoid the spread of corona virus. That is why we are grateful to Anambra State Government for providing everything needed. We are really grateful to him,” she noted.

  One of the pensioners, Keziah Chinyere Agba from Aguata, expressed her gratitude to Almighty God for the grace to retire in good health.  According to her, “this is a time of rest. I thank God for good health; it is good to retire, so the government did well. The exercise is good, they asked us to maintain social distance, washing of hands, sanitizer and even changed our face masks. Everything was in order. I thank the governor and management.”

  Another pensioner, Comrade Arinze Innocent C. from Orumba North had this to say: “I am very happy because I retired with good health. I give kudos to His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano for remembering the retirees and decided to capture them and recognise them like other civil servants”.    

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