This bit of good news which is contained in a press statement issued by the Rivers State Pension Board on Monday, said the gesture is in addition to the over 15,400 pensioners already in the monthly payroll of the Rivers State Government.
The statement which was signed by the Director-General of the Board, Ijeoma E.O. Samuel, emphasized that the approval could not have come at a better time and goes to confirm earlier disclosure that the present administration of Governor Wike is committed to the wellbeing of the public servants in the State.
The DG further disclosed that an ICT department will soon commence the biometric verification exercise for the next batch of public servants retiring between August and December, 2019.
The Director-General commended Governor Wike for giving the pensioners what he called a 'new song' for the Christmas and New year, even as he also wished the retirees a merry Christmas celebration and a prosperous New Year.