From Uche Usim, Abuja

The Bureau of public Enterprises (BPE), on Tuesday, said that the verification for 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 July 1, 2012 and October 31, 2013, now holds from Monday, May 15, 2023, to Saturday, September 9, 2023.

The BPE, in a statement signed by Amina Othman Tukur, its Head, Public Communications added that phase two of the exercise earlier scheduled for Monday, June 19, 2023, would now take place on Monday, June 12, 2023 to Saturday, June 24, 2023, in Jos, Ibadan, Yola, Kano and Benin.

This, she said, is to enable the Muslim faithful to observe the Eid Kabir celebration coming up in June.

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The statement 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”, it added.

BPE 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”, Othman noted.