The Lagos State Government has recorded another first in Pension Scheme Administration in Nigeria by being the first State Government to issue Electronic Identity Cards to retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
The 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.
At the event held in NECA House, CBD Alausa, 146 Public Service retirees received 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.