The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has opened a Liaison Office at Damaturu, Yobe state in fulfillment of a promise made by the Executive Secretary, Sharon Ikeazor in March this year.

The office is located at the Secretary to the State Government/Head of Service Office building in Damaturu, the state capital.

The objective is to bring pension services closer to its pensioners in the state and environs and to ensure that our aged pensioners do not need to come to the headquarters in Abuja for the resolution of their complaints or enquiry.

At the official commissioning of the office, the Yobe State Governor, Dr Ibrahim Gaidam, represented by the Head of Service, Alhaji Saleh Abubakar commended the cordial relationship between the Yobe State government and PTAD and expressed the state government’s commitment to make sure that the new established office of PTAD receives adequate support from the State government.

In her speech, PTAD Executive Secretary, Sharon Ikeazor who was represented by the Director, Pension Support Services Department (PSSD) Mrs Olufunmilayo Onafowokan, said the opening of the liaison office is a symbol of hope and a commitment to the welfare of our senior citizens.

According to the NUP National President, Abel Afolayan, represented by Alhaji Sani Mohammed, the occasion is a promise kept by the Executive Secretary of PTAD. He also commended PTAD for treating pensioners with dignity and respect during verifications.

In the same vein, The NUP Chairman, Yobe State Chapter, Alhaji Kachallah Goni was full of thanks to the Governor and PTAD. He described the occasion as unforgettable and promised that the state NUP will give maximum cooperation and support to PTAD and the Yobe State Government.