by crossriverwatch admin
Mrs. Mary-Theresa Ikwen, the Cross River State Head of Service, has disclosed that the Cross River State Government is ready to buy into the contributory pension scheme.
She made this revelation yesterday in Calabar when when she received a delegation from the South-South zonal office of the National Pension Commission who were on a courtesy visit to her office.
She disclosed that the government has began informal consultations with the labour leaders in the state with a view to buying into the pension scheme and that officials from the state government would soon meet with the labour leaders to fine-tune modalities for joining the scheme.
In her words, “we are already consulting with labour to discuss issues such as what percentage will be contributed by the government and the percentage that will come from the workers.
“Also, the number of years expected of a worker to qualify for the scheme. These will enhance the smooth take-off of the scheme in the state,’’ she said.
According to the HOS, her office has made necessary inputs into a draft bill which was before the Cross State House of Assembly on the subject.
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