Our reforms will ease pensioners hardship, President Buhari assures


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

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

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement, copy of which was emailed to The DEFENDER.

According to the statement, President Buhari stressed that 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 Ikeazor said the PTAD management was determined to restore dignity to pensioners by protecting their funds and paying their entitlements promptly.

The Executive Secretary also said that in line with the anti-corruption posture of the current administration, the PTAD had put measures in place to ensure accountability,compliance with regulations and zero-tolerance for corruption.

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