The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), says the verification of eligible civil service pensioners under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) which began in Lagos State Sept.18 would end on Sept.29.
A statement from PTAD’s management in Abuja on Sunday indicates that verification of the pensioners in Lagos will be the second phase of the exercise in the South-West zone.
It said PTAD had 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.
It said that pensioners, who were hitherto not pay-rolled for years were now verified and paid with arrears.
According to the statement, 21,295 pensioners are expected to be verified in five centers in Lagos.
The centres, according to PTAD include, Alausa, Yaba, Ketu, Amuwo Odofin 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.
It said that the entire process was to suitably place the pensioners in the pay-roll and database for payment of their monthly pension.
The statement further revealed that sick pensioners would be covered in their locations, adding that a total of 108 PTAD staff were being deployed for the exercise. It also indicated that the Executive Secretary of PTAD, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor would supervise the exercise.