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Reforms: Pensioners to be paid in their communities

Bayelsa state pensioners are to be paid in their various communities.

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson said this new approach is aim at checking ghost pensioners in the pay roll.

He made the remark during the Ijaw language media chat in Government House Yenagoa on Tuesday.

According to him, the pensioners who are expected to be living at home after their service is to be
identified by their community leaders and get paid, adding that the exercise is to kick-off two weeks time.

He disclosed that no cash payment will be made but checks are to be issued to them after verification.
This, he said, is to checkmate criminality while the exercise goes on, vowing that he will go on with the reforms in spite of critics who blame him for the good work he is doing for the civil service.

Asked whether the next governor after him will continue with his reforms, he responded that the matter is in God’s hand as Bayelsans know one another and perhaps the reforms may serve as lesson for others to follow.


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