By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA—President Muhammadu Buhari has directed federal pension authorities to speed up completion of the ongoing nationwide verification of pensioners.
He assured that the reforms engineered by his administration would ensure that Nigerians who spent the productive years of their lives serving the nation, would not experience difficulties in getting their pensions.
The President spoke while meeting with the Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, Barrister Sharon Ikeazor, at the State House, Abuja, yesterday
The President stressed that the exercise was necessary because the success of the administration’s goal of putting in place an efficient pension scheme hinged on the availability of a reliable database.
In a presentation to the President, Ikeazor said PTAD management was determined to restore dignity to pensioners by protecting their funds and paying their entitlements promptly.
The Executive Secretary also said that in line with the anti-corruption posture of the current administration, PTAD had put measures in place to ensure accountability, compliance with regulations and zero-tolerance for corruption.