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In Anambra, LG Staff Pensions Board holds monthly capturing for new pensioners

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LOCAL Government Staff Pensions Board (LGSPB), Awka, recently held monthly capturing for newly retired staff to enroll them into the pension scheme.

The board’s Chief Executive and Secretary, Gloria Obiora-Ibezim thanked the state government led by Chief Willie Obiano for the support to pensioners.

  She said: “We do bio-metric capturing  first Thursday of every month whereby we add new pensioners into the existing mainstream of pensioners. We thank Governor Obiano for paying pension. We encourage him to keep it up. We also thank the Secretary of Joint Account and Allocation Committee (JAAC), Hon. Confidence Azodo for his good heart towards the pensioners. We are grateful”.

Mrs Obiora-Ibezim took appropriate measures to see that the exercise was observed under strict COVID-19 protocols.

Deputy Director Administration,  Mr Clement Ananti said it was a monthly event they do inorder to enroll the newly retirees into pension. He said: “We are capturing the newly retired local government and primary school teachers into the pension  pay role. By retirement, they have migrated to become pensioners. We do it first Thursday of every month. As you can see, it is going on smoothly in line with COVID-19 directives, face masks, spacing e.t.c.

  According to Emeka Chukwukelu,  who came with his staff from JAAC  Office, Christiana Unoma Ukatu and Peter Obiora : “ We are partners in progress. We and pensioners are one. We thank the management and staff of LGSPB  for their support  to the success of the monthly verification exercise . We also thank the Chief Executive and  Secretary, Mrs Obiora –Ibezim and her team for making pensioners comfortable by providing fan, seat, light entertainment.”

  According to two retirees, Mr Ozoemena Chike J.C, Idemmili North and Ndubuisi Donatus, who retired at Ekwusigo Local Government Area , Ozubulu, it’s a thing of joy to retire in good health.

  On their parts, Victoria Umeano, who retired as the Headmistress of Community Primary School, Eziowelle, in Idemili North and Mabel Ezenwa,  from Central School, Awka, expressed their joy by thanking God for keeping them alive to see the day even as they commended the staff of LGSPB for good work.

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