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FG begins verification of pensioners, next of kin; releases contacts

Annuity Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has reported the recommencement of the Parastatal Pensioner Verification Exercise for beneficiaries and Next of Kin (NOK) under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS).

The administration of PTAD made this declaration on its site, including that the activity concerned all Treasury-financed parastatals, organizations, and establishments in five of the six geopolitical zones of the nation.

The geopolitical zones are the South West, North East, South East, North West, and North Central.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the DBS was in presence before the presentation of the Pension Reform Act 2004.

The directorate additionally said that the activity would begin from July 15 to Oct. 30 from 8 am to 4 pm day by day except on Sundays and in various designated focuses in each zone.

The activity in the South West zone is booked to start on July 15 to July 24 in apportioned focuses on Ibadan, Abeokuta, and Osogbo.

Likewise, the confirmation dates for the North-East zone would begin on Aug. 5 till Aug. 9 in doled out focuses in Bauchi and Maiduguri.

For the South-East zone, the activity would begin on Aug. 26 till Sept. 4 in chose focuses in Enugu, Awka, and Owerri.

In the North-West zone, the activity would start on Sept. 23 till Oct. 2 in chose focuses in Kaduna, Kano, and Sokoto.

In conclusion, the check in the North Central zone would begin on Oct. 21 till Oct. 30 in focuses in Abuja, Ilorin, and Minna.

The association included that the confirmation would likewise cover retirees of 270 organizations.

The offices incorporate government colleges, polytechnics, look into establishments and other treasury-supported parastatals, organizations, and foundations, schools of instruction, showing emergency clinics and restorative focuses.

Likewise included are Power Holding Company of Nigeria, Nigeria Railway Corporation, and Nigeria Postal Services.

The administration likewise said that the activity would cover retirees of the ancient or privatized offices yet to be checked.

These include Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON), Nigeria Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO), Assurance Bank, and Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL).

The directorate included that all retired people as of now living outside the nation will be confirmed at whatever point they visit gave they show verification of residency outside Nigeria.

It clarified that such evidence ought to be given ahead of time using PTAD’s email:

Besides, it expressed that portable check would be led for wiped out and retired people with inabilities.

“The first reports of the retired people must be carried to the check scene together with evidence of sickness for validation before portable confirmation can be booked,” it included.

The administration likewise underscored that the confirmation did exclude retired people from traditions, migration and jails, general administration and police, just as from parastatals, who had recently been checked by PTAD.

It noticed that beneficiaries are not required to venture out to the states they resigned from to be checked, including that they could be confirmed in any of the focuses in the geopolitical zones where they live.

The association likewise instructed retirees to be vigilant concerning fraudsters “as annuity installment is free.”

“PTAD will NEVER demand money to process your benefits. If it’s not too much trouble call, 08144607574 or email to report suspicious telephone calls or messages.”

Beneficiaries were additionally encouraged to call PTAD’s Toll-Free Lines on 0800-2255-7823, email or, or visit its site on for more data.