President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that with reforms being put together by his government, Nigerians who spent the productive years of their lives serving the nation will not experience difficulties in getting their pensions.
The President, who spoke today, Monday, at a meeting with the Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Barrister Sharon Ikeazor, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, directed a speedy completion of the ongoing nationwide verification of pensioners.
He said that the exercise is 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, Barrister Ikeazor said that the PTAD management is determined to restore dignity to pensioners by protecting their funds and paying their entitlements promptly.
The Executive Secretary said that in line with the anti-corruption posture of the current administration, the PTAD has put measures in place to ensure accountability, compliance with regulations and zero-tolerance for corruption. [myad]