“Between four and five months after verification, those not on the payroll will be returned and will start earning pensions. All those on the payroll are been verified and if they have any other complaint, it will be rectified during this verification,” Ikeazor said.
Ikeazor clarified that the pensioneers that were being verified belonged in the civil service, police, paramilitary, and parastatal sections of service, from where they had retired and for which they which they were now liable to receive pension.
According to her, the Federal Government now pays N7.5 billion monthly to retirees that were being paid under the old pension scheme, also mentioning that the pension funds were released regularly.
While speaking about the 33 per cent arrears, Mrs. Ikeazor noted that the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, represented the pension liabilities to the Federal Executive Council and got the approval to raise bonds and promissory notes to clear them.
Ikeazor said, “A total of 21,295 pensioners are expected to be verified in five centres in Alausa, Yaba, Ketu, Amuwo Odofin and Agege. The process will take four distinct steps for capturing their bio data and other relevant documents for them to be suitably placed on the payroll and database for payment of their monthly pensions.
“The sick and the infirm will be covered in their locations. A total of 108 PTAD staff members are being deployed for the exercise.”
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