The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has said the next phase of its verification of civil service pensioners under the Defined Benefits Scheme will soon commence in Lagos State.
This is coming on the heels of the state’s promise to provide logistics for the verification of its pensioners to facilitate the payment of their pension benefits and entitlements.
Head, Corporate Communications, Mrs. Theodora Amechi made this known in an interview with The Nation in Lagos.
According to her, the Directorate recently received a pledge of partnership from the state government on how to make pension payment easy to the pensioners.
She said the Directorate was delighted at the offer from the state government, adding that it would go long way in making PTAD’s work easier.
She stressed that the Directorate also believes that pension administration in Nigeria would have registered greater success if all the state governments were willing to support and collaborate with it as the Lagos State government is offering to do.
She noted that with the support, the Directorate has decided that the next phase of PTAD’s nationwide verification of civil service pensioners will commence in Lagos on a date to be jointly agreed upon.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Civil Service Pensions Office, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Balogun had during a visit to PTAD at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja, conveyed the state government’s commitment to provide logistic support to enable PTAD conduct the verification of all pensioners with Federal share in the state.
Balogun, who presented a nominal roll of state pensioners with federal share to the management of PTAD said conducting the verification exercise will enable PTAD resolve issues of non-payment and short-payment to pensioners.
She said it would also help in the reconciliation of any outstanding obligation on the part of the Federal Government.
Source: The Nation