Soothing news came the way of 2,730 pensioners of the Civil service Pension Department (CPD), as the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) paid their accrued arrears and gratuity with N846,146,987.
The acting Executive Secretary of PTAD, Mr. Sulayman Shelleng, in a statement said the arrears paid to the retirees ranged from previously verified pensioners not on the payroll, those who did not receivedl their gratuity on retirement and failed payments on the Government Integrated Financial Management System (GIFMIS) platform.
He said the payment would be an ongoing process until all accrued arrears are paid.
He assured other pensioners who were yet to receive their arrears to remain calm as the Directorate was working tirelessly to ensure that all outstanding arrears of pensions and gratuity are paid soon.
He further assured pensioners under the Direct Benefit Scheme (DBS) that the Directorate would leave no stone unturned to meet their expectations.