By Linda Ike
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has paid the sum of Eight Hundred and Forty Six Million, One Hundred and Forty Six Thousand, Nine Hindered and Eighty Seven Naira, Seventy One Kobo (N846,146,987.71) to 2,730 pensioners of the Civil service Pension Department of an accrued arrears and gratuity owned the pensioners.
The arrears paid to these retirees ranged from previously verified pensioners not on the payroll, but to those who did not receive their gratuity on retirement and failed payments on the GIFMIS platform.
The Acting Executive Secretary of PTAD, Sulayman Shelleng, said the payment is going to be continued until all accrued arrears are paid.
In a statement signed on Friday, September 15 by the Head, Corporate Communication of the Directorate, Olugbenga Ajayi assured other pensioners who are yet to receive their arrears to be calm as the Directorate is working tirelessly to ensure that all outstanding arrears of pensions and gratuity are paid soon.
He further assured DBS pensioners of the Directorate’s continued strive to ensure that their welfare is promoted.