Some former retirees of the defunct Nigeria Airways who are currently receiving part of their pension recently approved by the Federal Government have received double payment.
According to Daily Trust, it was learnt that the mistake emanated from the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
It would be recalled that the over 6,000 ex-Airways workers started getting payment alert after the completion of verification exercises in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Enugu.
A message sent to a social media group of the retirees last week read: “It has been discovered that some people are being credited twice on either of the two payments categories, (50% of the main payment and/or supplementary).
“This is to urgently call everyone’s attention to this development and strongly inform/advise anyone that has been so credited twice that this is a mistake and such persons should please in their own interest, refrain from accessing/touching/removing the second mistakenly credited sum. They are all being collated for subsequent and necessary reversal by the Central Bank through the various individual banks”.
It was however learnt on Monday that the double payment has been reversed through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) which liaised with individual bankers.