FG Pledges To Address Hiccups In Payment Of Pension, Entitlements

The Federal government has pledged to address delays in payment of pension entitlements and other challenges faced by civil servants as well as the retired ones.

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan made the promise in Abuja at a town hall meeting on Effective Pension Administration in the Federal Public Service.

Yemi-Esan said among steps taken to enhance the welfare of civil servants include internship training for officers ahead of pre-retirement leave.

She said following the release of two point five billion naira to pay the backlog of death benefits, five hundred and ninety-four next of kin of the deceased have been paid.

“The Federal government has pledged to address delay in payment of pension entitlements and other challenges faced by civil servants as well as the retired ones.

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan made the promise in Abuja at a town hall meeting on Effective Pension Administration in the Federal Public Service.

Yemi-Esan said among steps taken to enhance the welfare of civil servants include internship training for officers ahead of pre-retirement leave.

She said following the release of two point five billion naira to pay the backlog of death benefits, five hundred and ninety-four next of kin of the deceased have been paid.” Yemi-Esan reiterated.

In her presentation, the Executive Secretary, Pension Transition Arrangement Directorate, PTAD Mrs. Chioma Ejikeeme who said those pensioners eligible under PTAD were already receiving payment, stressed that the organisation had ensured regular verification of retired officers to update their data.

She noted that her organization was committed to leveraging every platform provided by the government to ease the plight of pensioners.

Also, the representative of Pencom, Dr. Faruq Aminu while speaking on the implementation of contributory pension scheme pointed out that the reform made provision for the employer to contribute ten percent and the employee contribute eight point five percent monthly ahead of retirement.

Some of the retirees who contributed on the occasion advocated for the amendment of the Pencom Act to release the entire contribution to the retired officers in bulk to enable invest judiciously.

Florence Adewale

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