Oyo State Government has approved the screening of pensioners in diaspora through virtual calls, otherwise known as video calls, Sunrisebulletin.com reports.
The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, disclosed this on Tuesday, while speaking with newsmen shortly after the State Executive Council meeting.
Olatubosun noted that the inability of the pensioners in diaspora to participate in the ongoing physical screening in the state will no longer be a problem after the governor acceded to the plea of the retirees now living abroad.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the consultant in charge of the screening exercise has been ordered to commence the process of screening the pensioners through video calls.
He stressed that the governor in his magnanimity, and considering the current public health challenges emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic, has directed that all pensioners who have duly served the state and now resident in any part of the world should be duly captured so that they can receive their pension benefits.