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FG pensioners yet to receive 33.3% pension arrears



Retirees across the country have confirmed that they are yet to receive complete payment of the 33.3 per cent pension arrears, meant for Federal Government pensioners under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS), by the Pension Transitional Arrangements Directorate (PTAD).

From a random research conducted recently, The Guardian observed that some of the government pensioners are still being owed 12 months to 24 months of the pension arrears, while some others were yet to receive any payment at all.

According to the 2018 First Quarter (Q1) Report released by the National Pension Commission (PenCom), put statutory monthly returns rendered by PTAD at N8.20 billion to 237,933 pensioners in the quarter under review, while 11 complaints were received and forwarded to PTAD for resolution.

However, the numbers were faulted by pensioners, who claimed that hundreds of complaints are made at PTAD’s office every working day, and that majority of them are yet to receive payments of their pension arrears.

The Guardian, September 6, 2018


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