The Federal Government will next Monday flag off the final verification and payment of entitlements to all former workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways.

According to a statement by Special Assistant to Finance Minister on Media and Communications, Mr Paul Ella Abechi, the exercise will for one week simultaneously across Lagos, Kano and Enugu.

It would be recalled that the federal government had approved N22.68 billion for the ex-workers of the defunct national carrier.

According to the Minister, at the Lagos Centre, the exercise will hold at Sky-Power Catering, Ikeja, Lagos, while it will hold at ABC (former Nigeria Airways Office), Bank Road, Kano, for the Kano Centre, and the Enugu Centre is Villa Toscana Hotel, No 1 Aguleri Street, Independent Layout, Enugu.

The statement further indicated that the “beneficiaries are expected to come along with the following documents to the centres: Letter of Appointment, Letter of Confirmation, Letter of Last Promotion, Letter of Retirement, NAL Identity Card, Other Means of Identification (National ID Card, International Passport, Driver’s License, etc), Particulars of Bank Account: A cheque slip or statement of Bank Account, Letter of Administration to be presented by Next-of-Kin (NOKs) in the case of deceased beneficiaries.

“That beneficiaries will be subjected to biometric Data Capture; That beneficiaries should come along with copies of documents listed above for submission to the Verification Committee; That the beneficiaries are to be captured in an orderly manner hence, notice will be placed at the venue and specific date for capturing of each beneficiary will be indicated”, the statement added.

During her meeting with the ex-workers after resumption, the Finance Minister said: “Upon my resumption of office as the Minister of Finance, some pending fiscal issues in the aviation and education sectors were immediately brought to my attention.

“As such, I took it as a challenge to quickly address key issues regarding the settlement of existing claims in both of these sectors. Consequent upon this, I am happy to inform you that Mr. President has graciously approved the sum of N22.68 billion and N20 billion to aviation and education sectors respectively,” she added.