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Relief As Abia Keys Into Pension Scheme

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Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has disclosed that his administration has resolved to take every necessary step to key the State Workforce into the Contributory Pension Scheme of the Federal Government.

Ikpeazu made this pledge when he received in audience a delegation of the National Commissioner (Technical), representing South East & Directors of the National Pension Commission at Government House Umuahia.

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He directed the State Head of Service and Commissioner for Finance to come up with the technical advice on the framework with which it would commence as soon as possible.

He said the full implementation of the Contributory Pension Scheme was delayed owing to some challenges but assured that his administration was determined to implement the scheme in the State.

Ikpeazu, who stated that one of the greatest problems of the State has been wage bill management, expressed the hope that the Scheme would solve the pension problems as it would provide reliable data.

He said with it, workers would look forward to retiring happily and appreciated the proposal of the Pension Commission (PENCOM) to establish a micro pension scheme for small & medium scale enterprise, saying that it would stabilize the economy and give hope to the Abia artisans.

The National Commissioner (Technical), representing South East at the Pension Commission Dr. Nyerere Anyim said his team was in the State as part of their tour of the South East States aimed at creating awareness on the need to implement the Contributory Pension Scheme.

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