BPE Begins Verification of Former PHCN Workers

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The Acting Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Dr. Vincent Onome Akpotaire, has announced dates for the final verification of staff and retirees of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

There will also be verification of their Next of Kins (NOKs) for those yet to collect their final terminal benefits.

Akpotaire said that the released schedule for the exercise would take place in six centers across the country – Lagos, Benin, Port-Harcourt, Kaduna, Bauchi and Abuja.

 He said the exercise would take place at the Lagos, Benin and Kaduna Centres from October 3, 2016 to October 7, 2016; Port- Harcourt and Bauchi Centres from October 10, 2016 to October 14, 2016 and the Abuja Centre from October 19, 2016 to October 21, 2016.
For the Lagos Centre, he said the exercise would hold at the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN); Benin, at the Bishop Kelly Centre; and Kaduna, at the Kaduna Electric Head Office.

For the Port-Harcourt and Bauchi Centres, it would hold at the Port-Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company Head Office and Hotel Sindaba Bauchi respectively. The Abuja Centre would be at the Merit House in Maitama.

The BPE Acting boss advised the PHCN retirees to appear physically, not by proxy; retirees verification form should be completed; original and photocopy of letter of first appointment; original and photocopy of letter of confirmation of appointment; original and photocopy  of letter of last promotion; original and photocopy  of certificate of birth/declaration of age; original and photocopy  of letter of retirement.

Others include certified recent six months bank statement; beneficiary’s passport photograph; original and photocopy of letter of application for payment of pension in case of deferred pensioners on attainment of 45 years age, retiree  pensioner I.D/C&B pension letter and certified bank statement (If the NOKs are more than one, the bank statement must be a joint account of the NOKs) from February 2014 to date.

For the NOKs, he advised them to appear in person and not by proxy as well, original and photocopy of letter of first appointment; original and photocopy of letter of confirmation of appointment; original and photocopy of letter of last promotion.

Completed NOKs verification form; the biometric data of the NOKs to be captured; original and photocopy of the Death Certificate of the deceased; original and photocopy of Letter of Administration; two recent passport photographs of the Next of Kin; valid Identity Card (ID): Driver’s License, International Passport, Voter Cards, National I.D;  original and photocopy of C&B letter and; certified bank statement (If the NOKs are more than one, the bank statement must be a joint account of the NOKs from February 2014 till date.

Similarly, Akpotaire appealed to those who are for the payment of their severance to appear in person, with original and photocopy of certificate of Birth/Declaration of Age; original and photocopy of letter of first appointment; original and photocopy  of letter of confirmation of appointment; original and photocopy  of letter of last promotion /increment/ regularization where applicable, original and photocopy of letter of retirement/ disengagement/engagement where applicable; certified bank statement from August 2013 to date; original and photocopy of staff Identity Card; original and photocopy  of  R.S.A. registration statement; passport photograph of beneficiary.

For the deceased staff, he urged the beneficiary’s to bring along the original and photocopy of letter of administration of beneficiary(s) and Death Beneficiary Account registration Statement (DBA).He urged them to check Daily Trust Newspaper of Monday, September 26, 2016 and the Nation Newspaper of Wednesday, September 28, 2016 for further details.

Source: The Guardian

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