FG Pays N1.02bn Arrears To 7,091 Pensioners


The federal government has disbursed N1.023 billion to 7,091 pensioners within the power and transportation sectors.


The Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Chioma Ejikeme, was quoted as making this disclosure in a statement on Saturday by the agency’s Head of Corporate Communications, Gbenga Ajayi.


According to the statement, the payment represented 39 per cent of the pension arrears accumulated by pensioners from August 2015 to September 2023 within the Parastatals Pensions Department (PaPD).

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It also mentioned that the arrears were determined through a PTAD-conducted back-end calculation.

The agency said the investigation unveiled a payroll issue in which 7,091 pensioners in the sector were receiving insufficient payments, underscoring the need for corrective action.

Ejikeme had noted that the back-end computation was mandatory to ensure that each pensioner earned an accurate pension for fairness, equity and justice.


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