NO fewer than 4000 Cross River State pensioners under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS), have urged the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) to verify them to enable them get their benefits.
According to the pensioners, the call became imperative after waiting for years on PTAD to conduct the verification and capture them in the system for payment. They said it was disheartening for PTAD to say it won’t pay unverified pensioners.
The Secretary, Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Calabar, Elder Fymefate Ogolo, told The Nationthat some pensioners have not been paid pension and gratuity since they retired 16 years ago. He said PTAD was in Calabar last year to verify the police, immigration and prisons pensioners and promised to return to verify federal pensioners with state pension share. Read more