PTAD Verifies 10,357 Pensioners in South East Phase of Parastatals Pension Exercise

Over 10,000 pensioners of Federally funded Parastatals, Agencies and Institutes under
the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) have been verified by the Pension Transitional
Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) during the Fifth Phase of the Parastatals Pensioners
verification exercise in the South East region.
The exercise commenced on Monday August 26 across four centers in Awka, Enugu
(Two Centers) and Owerri.
Owing to the large turnout of pensioners in Enugu and Owerri, the Executive Secretary,
Dr Chioma Nnenna Ejikeme approved a 6-day extension for the center in Owerri and a
4-day extension for the center in Enugu. The extension was to ensure that all eligible
pensioners and Next of Kin who presented themselves were verified. The exercise
which held simultaneously across the four centers recorded an average daily turnout of
344 pensioners.
This verification exercise did not include Customs, Immigration and Prisons Pensioners,
Civil Service Pensioners, Police pensioners as well as Parastatals Pensioners who had
already been verified by PTAD.
The next phase of the Parastatals pensioner exercise in the North West region
commences on Monday September 23 and ends on Wednesday October 2, 2019.
Pensioners are again advised that they do not have to travel to the state or location they
retired from to be verified. They can be verified at any of our centers that is within the
geo-political zones where they currently reside.
All pensioners currently living outside the country will be verified whenever they visit the
country provided they show proof of residency outside Nigeria. Such proof should be
provided in advance via PTAD email:
All Letters of Introduction for new enrolees (those not currently on payroll) must be
personally signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Agency, to be acceptable for
Continuous mobile Verification will be conducted for sick and infirm Pensioners. The
original documents of the pensioners must be brought to the verification venue together
with proof of infirmity for authentication, before mobile verification can be scheduled.