PTAD, NUP Give Clarity on Conditional Cash Transfer to Pensioners
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) and the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) during an interactive engagement session with stakeholders including the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Pension Union Executives and Pension Desk Officers of the Parastatals Pension Department on Wednesday October 18th, 2023 clarified that pensioners under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) pensioners are part of the priority groups to benefit from the just approved N25,000 Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT).
This was confirmed by the Director, Civil Service Pension Department (CSPD), Mr Sulayman Shelleng who stated that the CCT is part of the poverty alleviation plans of the Federal Government to support the economic livelihood of vulnerable groups across the country at this time.
He further explained that PTAD in collaboration with the NUP made sure that the data of all DBS pensioners who have been verified and are on the payroll has been promptly submitted to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, through the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP).
The NUP representative, Mr Gadzama Gadzali, confirmed receipt of pensioners data and further clarified that the transfer is being directly handled by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
Corporate Communications Unit