The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), has begun the verification of eligible civil service pensioners under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) in Lagos State. The exercise which started on September 18 is expected to end on September 29.
This is contained in a statement by PTAD Deputy Director, Corporate Communications, EmmaOkondo. It recalled PTAD conducted similar verification of pensioners in Osun, Ondo and Ekiti states in August. PTAD said the Lagos verification was a continuation of similar exercises in four zones of the country involving 64,825 pensioners. According to the statement, 21,295 pensioners are expected to be verified in five centres in Lagos.
The centres, according to PTAD include, Alausa, Yaba, Ketu, AmuwoOdofin and Agege. PTAD said the process of verification of the pensioners would consist of four distinct steps of biodata, capturing and provision of other relevant documents. The statement further explained that the entire process was to suitably place the pensioners in the payroll and database for payment of their monthly pension.