Sulayman .Y. Shelleng
Director, PSSD

PSSD works closely with other departments to deliver services to our pensioners in a manner that reflects PTAD’s culture of empathy, respect and care for the men and women who have served Nigeria meritoriously.

Accordingly, PSSD provides support services to pensioners by ensuring that all pensioners’ enquiries and complaints are resolved promptly and effectively. The department provides pensioners and stakeholders multi-faceted access to PTAD as follows:

  1. A Call Center with several telephone lines and a toll-free line for pensioners to call in with enquiries and complaints.

2. Walk-in Contact Centers at the Head Office and all nine (9) State Offices for pensioners to speak with staff on their enquires and complaints; and have these resolved promptly.

3. A Complaints Management system that includes a specially designed user-friendly complaints portal where computer-literate pensioners can submit their complaints electronically.

4. Walk-in verification for pensioners to submit their employment records and have their biometrics captured into PTAD’s database.

5. Mobile verification service for aged and infirm pensioners that are unable to visit the Head Office in Abuja or Lagos Office for verification.

When PTAD took over the management of the Defined Benefits Scheme (DBS) in August 2013, the agency inherited over 50,000 complaints with a further 20,000 submitted by pensioners in the months that followed. Since then, the PSSD has been processing these complaints with remarkable success stories for our pensioners. In June 2016, a special project was undertaken to resolve the backlog of complaints, which reduced the complaints to about 35,000 in the first instance. Duplicates, stale and ineligible complaints were removed.


The key functions of the Pensioner Support Services Department (PSSD) include:

1. Manage pensioner relationships through the Walk-in Contact Centre, Call Centre and State Offices which serve as the first point of contact for pensioners who reach out to PTAD to resolve their complaints.

2. Manage registered complaints and enquiries by providing initial assessment of submitted documentation as well as investigating and analyzing claims to ensure prompt resolution.

3. Provide pensioners with feedback on their complaints and related issues

4. Conduct biometric data capture of pensioners through in-house and field exercises, mobile verification for the infirmed. Pensioners who miss scheduled field exercises are attended to and captured at the office.

5. Support pension departments with their engagement with pensioner unions, (federal and state) during meetings and workshops with a view to establishing and maintaining a strong relationship with the unions.

6. Measures pensioner satisfaction through surveys and other mechanisms. This is done towards improving the service delivery to pensioners.

7. The department operates with the conviction that the enhancement of the service delivery and complaints resolution is continuous. We commit to providing a reassuring and caring pensioner experience while maintaining high standard of professionalism.


1. COMPLAINTS MANAGEMENT UNIT is dedicated to complaints resolution. It comprises of two sub-units:

  • Call Centre
  • Contact Centre

The Call center manages interaction with pensioners through the telephones, emails and web-based complaints/enquiries complaints while the walk-in Contact Centre provides physical service with pensioners and other stakeholders who visit the head office with complaints or enquiries. Both sub-units resister, investigate, resolve and provide immediate feedback to pensioners on a variety of issues related to their pension on a daily basis. PTAD has a toll free number 0800-2255-7823 through which pensioners can contact us.

2. The VERIFICATION UNIT is responsible for the accurate collation of pensioner data through biometric data capture and validation of pensioners’ records. This is achieved through:

  • In-house verification for pensioners who visit the head office
  • Mobile verification for pensioners who cannot attend field verifications due to ill-health

Pensioners who miss scheduled field verification exercises for any reason, including those residing outside the country, are attended to in-house. The verification team at the head office ensures that they are captured while mobile verification teams visit pensioners in their homes to verify them, no matter how remote their locations. These measures ensure that no pensioner is left out or denied their pension entitlements on the grounds of missing a verification exercise.

3. STATE LIAISON OFFICES are replications of the modern business environment available at the head offices, designed with the overall aim of bringing services closer to pensioners. The presence of these offices in the states gives pensioners immediate access to key services available at the head office, thereby eliminating the need for pensioners to travel long distances to lodge complaints. All state offices have a unified electronic data and complaints management system that is online real time that allows them to register pensioner complaints and initiate the resolution process from the state office.


Pensioners with complaints and/or enquiries can reach out to PSSD through any of the following channels:

  • TELEPHONE –          0800-2255-7823 (Toll Free), +234(0)9-462-1700 , +234(0)9-462-1722 (charges apply)
  • EMAIL –              [email protected]
  • SOCIAL MEDIA – @PTADNigeria (Twitter, Facebook & Instagram)

Head Office:

22 Katsina-Ala Crescent, Off Yedseram Street, Off IBB Way, Maitama, Abuja.

The following are the locations and contact details of PTAD State Offices:

ADAMAWAThe Federal Secretariat Complex, Ground Floor No. 065A & 065B, Yola08022847780
ANAMBRAJerome Udoji State Secretariat, Awka07038854604
BORNOThe Federal Secretariat, Kano Road, Maiduguri
EDOEthiope House (1st Floor), Edo State Pensions Bureau (Beside Oredo L.G.A Secretariat) Benin City08131670504
ENUGUThe Federal Secretariat Complex, Independence Layout, Enugu08138408305
KADUNAThe Federal Secretariat Complex, Kawo Quarters, Kaduna08130464417
KANOKano State Pension Fund Trustees Complex, No 9 Sokoto Road, Kano08035995461
LAGOSOld National Assembly Complex, High Court Building, Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos Island. 08136048117
OYOMinistry of Establishments and Training Building, Oyo State Secretariat, Mokola, Ibadan08081997333
SOKOTOThe Federal Secretariat Complex, Kaduna Road, Near Immigration Passport Office, Sokoto09067191238
YOBESecretary to the State Government/Head of Service Building, Government House, Damaturu07067077011