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FG pledges to boost welfare of retirees

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita

The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja pledged its commitment to ensure that retired civil servants enjoy stable lifestyle after exiting service.

Didi Walson-Jack, Permanent Secretary, Service Welfare Office, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), made the pledge at the Pilot Phase of the Pre-retirement programme.

She said that as part of efforts to improving welfare of government employees, the OHCSF was developing a system that caters for the wellbeing of employees from entry into service to exiting and beyond.

Walson-Jack added that the system would guarantee welfare of employees at every stage of their career and ensure all-round development of the workforce and national economic development.

“The training is to put you on a good stead after you exit service.

“Take the knowledge you have acquired seriously to enable you achieve greater feats.

“It is meant to adequately prepare you for life after service.

“The pre-retirement training programme is tailored around the training of prospective retirees on various Agricultural businesses, in order to provide another stream of income for employees at the end of their career.

“It is expected that the successful implementation of programme in the mainstream Federal Civil Service would thereafter be cascaded into all parts of the federal public service,’’ she said.