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FG begins estimating for retirees, their respective relatives.



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), a federal government institution, has started an expanded computation initiative for verified pensioners and the Next-of-Kin (NoK) of deceased pensioners.

In a statement released on Tuesday in Abuja by Mr Gbenga Ajayi, PTAD’s Head of Corporate Communications, Dr Chioma Ejikeme, the Executive Secretary, stated as much.

She claims that the proposal will address issues about death benefits and gratuity nonpayment, respectively.

She said the project was a response to grievances raised by several pensioners and the NoK of deceased pensioners on the failure to pay their death benefits and gratuity even after years of verification.

As per Ejikeme’s statement, the reason for the delay in NoK payments is the meticulous examination that NoK documents undergo.

She clarified that the inspection was required to make sure the money didn’t end up in the wrong hands. According to Ejimeke, a few organizations that the deceased pensioners had retired from had given delayed responses, which contributed to the payout delay.

“The expanded project will check and categorise all verified NoK files and claims of non-payment of gratuity to identify and pay all eligible NoK and pensioners with unpaid gratuity.

“The Directorate, therefore, calls on Next-of-Kins of deceased pensioners who have been verified by PTAD but are yet to receive their payments to send their complaints to

“This is to enable the project team to investigate and resolve their complaints,” Ejimeke said.