Our reforms will erase pensioners’ hardships – Buhari

Our reforms will erase pensioners’ hardships – Buhari
November 28 19:59 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari assured on Monday that the present administration’s reforms would ensure that Nigerians who spent the productive years of their lives serving the nation would not experience difficulties in getting their pensions.

Speaking at a meeting with the Executive Secretary of Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD),  Barrister Sharon Ikeazor. at the State House in Abuja, the President directed a speedy completion of the ongoing nationwide verification of pensioners.

The President said 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,  Barrister Sharon Ikeazor said PTAD management was determined to restore dignity to pensioners by protecting their funds and paying their entitlements promptly.

She said that in line with the anti-corruption campaign of the current administration, PTAD has put measures in place to ensure accountability, compliance with regulations and zero-tolerance for corruption.