The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has embarked on a mini-verification exercise for retired Federal Permanent Secretaries under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS). It held at the Office of the Head of Civil Service (HOS), Abuja. It is an effort to continue the momentum of successful verification exercises.


PTAD Executive Secretary, Sharon Ikeazor was in attendance to monitor the efficacy of the exercise which is lasting three (3) days. It involves capturing the data and biometrics of the retirees.

Secretary of the Council of Retired Federal Permanent Secretaries (CORFEPS), Mr. Joseph Nwosu encouraged all their colleagues who are resident in Abuja to come and take advantage of the mini-verification, adding that It is an opportunity to be captured and complete the process once and for all. He said for those who are not physically fit, they will furnish a list to PTAD to go to their homes and hospitals to conduct a mobile verification.

On the other side of the exercise, it was a reunion for the former top bureaucrats to go down memory lane on their years in service and making governance a functional tool for people development. PTAD Executive Secretary shared the lively times with them, some of whom she had come across in earlier works of human endeavor.

Meanwhile, yet on its proactive agenda, PTAD has embarked on another mobile verification of seventy-seven (77) pensioners who were not captured during the main verification exercises in some geo-political zones.

The Directorate has delegated six (6) staff to move to Edo, Delta, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia, Imo, Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States. They will be spending twenty (20) days on the field.

The exercise will take in those pensioners who are either too ill or aged to leave their immediate environment and invigorate PTAD’s primary objective of ensuring stress-free accessibility to all categories of pensioners under the DBS. The Pensioners will be brought back to the payroll, many of whom were removed due to being incapacitated to attend the earlier exercises.

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