By Tony Obiechina, Abuja
The Bureau of public Enterprises (BPE) has announced a change in dates for the verification of ex-staff of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and the certified Next-of-Kin (NOK) of the deceased ex-staff who were in service between July1, 2012 and October 31, 2013.
This was contained in a statement by BPE Head of Public Communications, Mrs Amina Othman Tukur in Abuja on Tuesday.
The BPE said that phase two of the exercise earlier scheduled for Monday, June 19, 2023, would now take place on Monday, June12, 2023 to Saturday, June 24, 2023, in Jos, Ibadan, Yola, Kano and Benin. This is to enable the Muslim faithful observed the Eid Kabir cerebration coming up in June.
It advised all those concerned to take the exercise seriously as there would be no other exercise after this.
“The defunct PHCN’s bonafide ex-staff, their relevant Unions and all other key stakeholders are to please, note that there will be no other verification exercise once this is concluded”, BPE said.
Recall that the Bureau had earlier released the schedule for the exercise which is a prelude to the payment of the agreed 16-month Severance benefits to the bona-fide ex-staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) including certified Next-of-Kin (NOK).
It will hold in 12 designated centres in four phases across the country at Abuja, Kaduna, Jos, Kano, Yola, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Benin, Ibadan, Ikeja, Eko and Maiduguri.