The Association of Cross River State Local Government Pensioners has lost 28 members from June, 2016 till date due to non-payment of their pension entitlements.
The Chairman of the association, Mr Okosin Bassey, made the claim in a statement he issued in Calabar on Wednesday.
He blamed the development on the inefficiency of the consultant engaged by the state government to verify the pensioners with a view to eliminating ghost pensioners.
Bassey explained that the verification which was carried out by Techvite Consultants in June 2016 was ‘faulty, misleading and filled with confusion’.
He described the consultants as an in-experienced young school leaver, who had no idea of managing payment systems.
“The consultants that were employed to do this job did not settle down for the work they were hired to do.
“The consultants would go to the radio to announce verification venue and date when in the actual sense, they were not ready for the exercise.