The Chairman of Ekiti State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Elder Ayo Kumapayi, has appealed to pensioners involved in the authentication of their records, to be patient with the union, as efforts were on to ensure that they do not experience any problem in carrying out the exercise.
While addressing some journalists in his office in Ado-Ekiti, Elder Kumapayi said the exercise came consequent upon the directive of the Debt Management Office in the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja, via the Governors’ Forum, that the BVN of each pensioner be authenticated on or before 31st of December, 2019.
All appeals to Banks to release BVN numbers to the pensioners did not yield positive results, which necessitated the already screened pensioners to converge at the union’s headquarters in Ado-Ekiti for the exercise. Elder Kumapayi said very few of the banks cooperated with the union on the matter.
According to him, only 6000 out of the whole figure of 16,000 pensioners in the state, managed to receive the November, 2019 pension allowance, and the union was not happy about this. The union however regrets any inconveniences the exercise would have caused the pensioners.
Last modified: December 30, 2019