Lagos State Government under the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, has recorded another first in Pension Scheme Administration in Nigeria. To this end, the Centre of Excellence has become the first state to issue Electronic Identity Cards to retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
The state’s Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson-Oke, who spoke during the 61st edition of Retirement Benefit Bond Certificate Presentation ceremony, assured the retirees that aside from being a means of identification, the innovation will give them access to social welfare benefits in furtherance of government’s commitment to their wellbeing.
Held at NECA House, CBD Alausa, the event saw a total of 146 Public Service retirees receiving accrued pension rights totalling N1.1billion Naira which was paid into their Retirement Savings Account.
Earlier, the Director-General of the Lagos State Pension Commission, LASPEC, Mrs. Folashade Onanuga congratulated the retirees for being the first set to receive Electronic Identification Cards. She reiterated that automation of the State Pension Scheme further proved the commitment of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to enhance service delivery to civil servants, adding that the issuance of the Identification Cards is geared towards making life easier for retirees as they advance in age.