The Executive Secretary Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, Dr Chioma Nnenna Ejikeme has commended management and staff for their hard work and dedication in the discharge of their responsibilities during the Parastatals Pensioners Verification Exercise in the South East which ended on Saturday September 7, 2019.

The Executive Secretary gave this commendation at her first meeting with management and staff since her assumption of office. She assured them that she will among other things be guided by the core values of the Directorate namely: Passion, Transparency, Accountability and Drive.

She said that her mission is to continue to build on the legacy left by her predecessor now Minister of Environment (State), Barrister, Sharon Ikeazor with regards restoring hope in pension administration and building trust among pensioners while also promoting good governance and best practices. Pensioners are now been treated with dignity, and with the respect that they deserve.

She also welcomed the new staff and encouraged them to be dedicated to learning about pension administration and the policies guiding PTAD’s operations and service to pensioners from the older staff. She said “I see that PTAD is one big happy family. I pray that it continues to be that way and I pray that the new staff will also be integrated into this new family and it will be a good experience for them as it has been for the older staff.”

She assured them of her commitment to staff welfare and encouraged them to continue to be punctual to work and dedicated to their assignments so that human errors will be minimized as there is still a lot of work to be done especially as the Directorate continues to gather pensioners data to build a credible database.

She said “there are now proper staff placements and promotions. It is going to be a continuous thing and we will make sure that hard work is rewarded at every level.”

Dr Ejikeme reminded management and staff that PTAD as a highly technology driven, first class organisation must continue to remain topnotch. She asked for their support, loyalty, dedication, passion, innovation and big bright ideas that will take the Directorate further on the next level with regards pension administration.

She commended the Federal Government’s reforms in the pension industry. The introduction of the Contributory Pension Scheme will ensure that pension settlements are guaranteed.

The Director, Corporate Services Department, Mr Babagana Kaigama, pledged the commitment, dedication, loyalty, co-operation and support of the Directors and staff to the Executive Secretary to ensure the success of the Directorate.