FG recovers N16 billion legacy pension funds, assets
The Federal Government has through its Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) recovered over N16 Billion as part of legacy pension funds and assets owed to pensioners nationwide under the defunct old pension scheme.
The Executive Secretary of PTAD, Sharon O. Ikeazor, made the disclosure yesterday at the Directorate’s stakeholders forum 2017 with the theme, “Putting pensioners first is putting the country first”, meant to interact with pensioners from various states and also to brief them of the Directorate’s activities within the last 10 months.
Saying that most of the recovered funds and assets were NICON Insurance, she disclosed that some of the insurance companies gave their property in lieu of cash payment adding that NICON Insurance was one of them which gave property worth N13 billion because it was owing the government N13 billion.
Ikeazor said that PTAD inherited over 50, 000 complaints from the old pension scheme and assured that the Pension Support Services Department (PSSD) of the Directorate had been reorganized to respond promptly to pensioners inquiries and concerns.
Currently, she said that the verification of civil and parastatals pensioners were almost being concluded while that of police and paramilitary were concluded in 2015.
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