Our reforms will ease pensioners’ hardship – President Buhari

Ben Adam Shemang

Sharon Ikeazor, the Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD)

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration’s reforms will ensure that Nigerians who spent the productive years of their lives serving the nation will not experience difficulties in getting their pensions.

 Speaking at a meeting with Barrister Sharon Ikeazor, the Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) at the State House, the President directed a speedy completion of the ongoing nationwide verification of pensioners.

President Buhari stressed that the exercise was necessary because the success of the administration’s goal of putting in place an efficient pension scheme hinged on the availability of a reliable database.

In a presentation to the President,  Ikeazor said the PTAD management was determined to restore dignity to pensioners by protecting their funds and paying their entitlements promptly.

The Executive Secretary also said that in line with the anti-corruption posture of the current administration, PTAD has put measures in place to ensure accountability, compliance with regulations and zero-tolerance for corruption.