Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has verified 11,363 Parastatal Pensioners
under the Defined Benefit Scheme in the North Central region of the country. The exercise
began on Monday, October 21, 2019 and was successfully concluded on Saturday, November 2,
- There were four (4) Centres located at Ultimate Multipurpose Hall, New Yidi Road, Ilorin,
Posh Garden Marquee, Plot 12 Eastern Bye Pass (Beside Hausa Block Industry), Minna, Kafas
Multipurpose Hall, No 193, Okene/Kabba Lokongoma Phase II, Lokoja and Usiju World Limited,
Plot 731, Apollo Crescent GRA, Jos.
The exercise witnessed a large turnout of Pensioners including a first-Class Emir of Yashikiri,
Barunten LGA, Kwara State among others. The exercise produced a total of 11,363 (Eleven
thousand, Three Hundred and Thirty-Five) verified Parastatal Pensioners during the 2-week
exercise. The breakdown of the numbers verified shows Ilorin Centre had the highest number
of 3,453 followed by Lokoja Centre with 3,269 pensioners. Jos Centre had 2,895 and Minna
Centre had 1,746.
In line with PTAD’s tradition, the pensioners were treated with respect and empathy. The
exercise was conducted in a conducive environment where Pensioners were provided with
lunch and medical facility to take care of any emergencies.
The Senate Committee Chairman on Establishment and Public Service, Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau
was at Lokoja centre to monitor the exercise. He said he was satisfied with the verification
processes and promised the support of the NASS to the Directorate.
The Executive Secretary, Dr. Chioma N. Ejikeme who was on ground at various verification
Centres while the exercise lasted, appreciated members of the National Assembly for their love
for the senior citizens and support for PTAD towards improving the welfare of pensioners. She
also thanked the staff for their commitment and the pensioners for their cooperation. She
assured that the upcoming verification exercise in Abuja will include all the feedback received
during the North Central verification exercise.
The next phase of the verification exercise is scheduled to hold in Abuja from Monday,
November 18, 2019. Pensioners who missed the exercise in their zone should take the
opportunity of Abuja verification exercise to be verified. Pensioners do not need to be anxious
about being verified as the Directorate has the capacity to verify all pensioners who present
themselves for the verification within the period slated for the exercise.
Abuja Verification Exercise is scheduled to hold between November 18 – 23, 2019 at the
following Centres: H & C Event Centre, Behind Zoological Garden, Garki Area 1, Holy Trinity
Event Centre, 36 Aguyi irosi Street, Maitama, and NAOWA Event Centre, Mambilla Barracks,
The exercise is strictly for Parastatal Pensioners and does not include Customs, Immigration,
Prisons, Civil Service, Police pensioner and others that had already been verified by PTAD.