The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, in charge of the administration of pensions of federal retirees under the Defined Benefits Scheme, confirmed the payment to the pensioners.
This was contained in a statement entitled ‘PTAD clears pension arrears of 16,210 pensioners, pays N6.2bn,’ and that this amount included those paid to next of kin of deceased pensioners, issued on Tuesday.
PTAD stated that it embarked on an expanded re-validation and re-computation exercise in a bid to clear all pension arrears and resolve all complaints of short payments and outstanding gratuities for the civil service pensioners and their next of kin.
The directorate noted that it was able to review, compute, and re-compute the arrears through the project.
According to the Executive Secretary, Dr Chioma Ejikeme, the project is targeted at reducing the number of complaints received by the directorate on short payments, qualified pensioners not on payroll and other outstanding benefits to the pensioners and the next of kin of deceased pensioners.