Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has approved the payment of outstanding gratuities to state pensioners.
The governor also authorized the payment of monthly pension arrears as well as death benefits to public-sector retirees.
This was stated in a statement signed on Tuesday by the Director-General of the Rivers State Pension Board, I. E.O Samuel.
According to the statement, the payment will be made in batches, beginning with those who retired prior to June 2014.
The statement also instructed affected retirees and the next of kin of the deceased to report to the Ministry of Justice Conference Hall on Wednesday for physical verification.
They are expected to go along with their ID cards and other relevant documents.
The statement however clarified that the exercise is strictly for those who had retired up to June 2014