Reps Committee on pension commends PTAD, calls for improved service delivery

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The House of Representatives Committee on Pensions has commended the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) for the successes recorded since its inception.

The Committee, however, urged  improved service delivery.

The Committee Chairman, Hon. Hussaini Jallo, who led other members of the committee on an oversight visit to PTAD on Tuesday in Abuja said this.

Jallo, who acknowledged the achievements of the Directorate, enjoined PTAD to work harder, adding that services being rendered by the organisation were of utmost importance to Nigerians.

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He said that the 10th Assembly would support PTAD in achieving its mandate, in the interest of all pensioners and the country.

Earlier, the Executive Secretary of PTAD, Dr Chioma Ejikeme who received them to the Directorate, reeled out the achievement of the organisation over the years.

She said the organisation conducted field verifications which took place all over the country to validate verified documents, clearance of a deluge of inherited arrears and complaints, to the present “I Am Alive Confirmation Solution” .

Ejikeme also briefed the committee on the challenges being faced by PTAD and the plans to improve the welfare of pensioners under the federal Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) as mandated by the Pension Reform Act 2014.

“ Especially regarding the harmonisation of pensions and the statutory pension increment as stipulated in the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I humbly request the committee to support the Directorate in this regard,” the executive secretary said.  (NAN) PTAD

By Nana Musa

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