Mr Bunmi Ogunkolade, the Senior Assistant General Secretary, Nigeria Union of Pensioners, has said the verification of pensioners slated for September across the country, will go a long way to expose ghost workers.
Ogunkolade told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja that the exercise would help the Federal Government to block unnecessary wastage.
He said the verification would be done simultaneously across the country, adding that all pensioners would have to appear with their documents in their various states.
According to him, “all pensioners will come and do their fingerprint along with necessary documents to show that they were once staffers of the claimed ministry, agencies or departments of government.
He said that the exercise was scheduled to commence in September due to the large number of retired civil servants as against the paramilitary, which had already started.
“The civilian pensioners are higher in number and that is why our own is taking this long,” he said.
Ogunkolade said that retired police officers had concluded their own verification, the Army, Navy, Air force and other paramilitary would soon commence theirs.
The secretary said those who lost their documents should not entertain any fear as the situation would be considered and rectified.
He said that they would be expected to swear to an affidavit, to give strength to their claims.
“There were people who got employed in the 60s; those people can claim not to have any document but those who got jobs in the 80s cannot make such claim.”
Source : Leadership