The Pensions verification exercise of retired Customs, Immigration and Prisons Personnel in Adamawa, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe and Yobe states currently going on by Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has been described as the best exercise so far by the retirees.

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) was established in August 2013 in compliance with the provision of section 30(2)(a) of the Pension Reform Act (PRA) 2004 as amended in 2014. PTAD is charged with the responsibility of pension management under the Defined Benefit Scheme, (DBS) for pensioners who did not transit to the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS).

A retired deputy comptroller of Customs, Alh Zanna Aji Maina, district head of Wuntakuyi in Chibok local government area of Borno State made the commendation in an interview with Journalists at police officers mess venue of the exercise in Bauchi yesterday

He said, “this is the first time verification exercise is done the way it should be done. I retired in may 2004, I have been attending this exercise, this is the first time chairs are provided for us to sit in well organ and even served food and water to drink.

Zanna said the exercise which began last week had been fast and smooth, adding that, since the coming on board of PTAD, it had been without stress and good for pensioners.

The retired Custom officer commended the federal government for the success of the exercise, saying, “I came to Bauchi yesterday and as you can see I have been attended to.”