Pay parade : reprive for families of deceased civil servants,  —-As pay parade committee ask them to come with evidence to qualify for payment

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By Ameer  Obansa, Lokoja
Succour came the way of the families of deceased civil servants in Kogi State on Saturday following the  State Pay Parade Committee’s call on the next of kin of such  deceased persons  to come forward with evidence of death certificate and a letter from the permanent Secretary of the ministry where he or she served.
They are also to present to the committee,  the deceased person  letter of appointment, Identity card as well as the deceased effective letter of promotion.
In a statement issued   in Lokoja by the Director General , Bureau of   Information Services and Grass Root Sensitization, Mallam Abdulkarim Abdulmalik said adequate provision have  been made to ensure that prompt attention is given to them.
“The Kogi State Pay Parade Committee has assured the families of deceased Civil Servants in the State that adequate provision has been made to ensure that prompt attention is accorded them without hindrance.
“This shall be done in strict adherence to the civil service regulations that empowers the next of kins of the deceased to claim the entitlement of their dead relatives. The statement said
The Director-General, who is also a member of the Pay Parade monitoring committee, noted that members of the committee had been divided  into four groups to monitor the excersie across three senatorial districts of the State.
According to him, each  of the monitoring groups have  been assigned to cover Kogi West Senatorial District, another to handle Kogi Central while two groups are to  handle Kogi East.
The monitoring group which commenced its  assignment  on Friday, is scheduled to visit each of the three Federal Constituencies in their  respective Senatorial District.
This measure, he noted, was aimed at ensuring that the Committee has first hand information on the smooth conduct of the exercise as well as attend to emerging challenges that may be inherent in the exercise.
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