The Rivers State Government has commenced the comprehensive biometric data capture of Pensioners, in a move to develop a functional pension scheme in the state.
The biometric data capture for the pensioners is taking place at the Ministry of Justice Headquarters in Port Harcourt for the mainstream pensioners whereas pensioners who retired from the parastatals were being captured at the Rivers State University.
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Professionals were seen working round the clock to ensure easy capture of the retirees.
Head of Service, Rivers State, Mr. Rufus Godwins, said that Governor Wike was working towards a functional pension scheme that would stand the test of time.
“The governor inherited six months pension arrears and settled the arrears. This is a public knowledge. Thereafter, he set out to address the pension issues that he inherited,” it said.