As part of measures to checkmate corrupt practices, the Delta State Government has urged retirees from the state service to report any of its erring staff demanding any form of bribe or financial inducement for processing retirement entitlements.
A statement signed by the Delta State Director of Information, Theresa Adiabua Oliko, notes that it was a crime for anyone to demand any form of inducement from the retirees.
The statement reads, “It is hereby announced for the information of the general public, particularly retirees from Delta State Public Service and their relatives, that the Bureau for State Pensions has released two dedicated call lines to report complaints of person(s) demanding bribe or inducement for processing retirement entitlements. The numbers are 08061939325, 09121521851.
The general public is by this public notice, advised to report any such request to the Chairman of the Bureau via text messages only, stating the name and phone number(s) of the person(s) demanding the bribe or inducement to the dedicated lines, as calls will not be entertained. Every report will be treated as confidential.
It is emphasized that the Bureau will pay retirees or their relations, their entitlements based on the date of submission of documents and availability of funds, following the process strictly.
The Bureau wishes to state that it is a crime for anybody to suggest or solicit bribe or inducement in any form, whatsoever, to facilitate payment of retirement entitlements and that the government of His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, desires that every retiree be paid his/her entitlements.