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Wike approves immediate payment of pensions to retirees

By Philip Ezuma, Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has approved the immediate release of monthly pensions for additional 1,191 retirees from the Rivers State Civil Service.

Wike disclosed this during the celebration of the 2022 Workers Day at Isaac Boro Park, Port Harcourt, on Monday, 2nd May, 2022.

Represented by his Deputy, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Governor Wike said the payment took immediate effect from the Month of April 2022, stressing that the payments were received between Thursday and Friday last week.

Governor Wike, who reaffirmed his Administration’s commitment to the welfare of workers, said under his watch, salaries are paid to all workers in the public sector promptly and provides monthly overhead costs to enable them perform their functions and run their offices effectively.

“Rivers State Government pays salaries to all workers in the public sector promptly and provides monthly overheads to enable them perform their functions and run their offices effectively. …”Government has paid all outstanding monthly pensions up till date for all who have completed their biometrics.

“The Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency Governor Wike approved the release of monthly pensions for additives 1,191 retirees from the Rivers State civil service, which payment took immediate effect from the month of April 2022 and was effected precisely on Thursday/Friday last week, now Rivers state is committed to the welfare of our workers”, he said.

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