FG sets up committee over unpaid pension arrears

President Muhammadu Buhari has consented to the establishment of a committee to reconcile outstanding pension arrears of civil servants.

This was disclosed on Friday in a statement issued by the Media Adviser to the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Mr Akpandem James.

According to the statement, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun was made chairman of the committee.

Other members of the committee include a representative of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, representative of the Head of Service of the Federation, the Accountant General of the Federation Ahmed Idris, and the Director General of the Budget Office Ben Akabueze.

Others are Director-General of the National Pension Commission, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu and the Director General,Pension Transition Arrangement Department,Mrs Sharon Ikeazor who will also act as Secretary.

He said the committee is expected to review and reconcile all pension liabilities of the Federal Government and make recommendations within four weeks.

It will also suggest creative ways of funding the balance.

The  Federal Government had on Wednesday night said it has paid the inherited arrears of accrued pension benefit for the year 2014, 2015 and 2016 by releasing N41.5bn to the National Pension Commission for onward payment to the retirees.

Comments (3)

  1. to ptad secritary mrs sharon ikeazo ,due to my problem my child was been drop from univasity due to lack of money to pay for waeck and neco,he was given an admision to univasity of kebbi and cource but no way due to lack of money to pay for exam, every day verification tntil we died before geting the benefit,becoused this posision is not parmanent and for ever, their are some people who are thir before are not now are facing thesame problem with us and thay shoul fair god, thanks by danjuma hassan jega,kebbi state

  2. pleased send my comment to ptad secretary mrs sharon ikeazo and the member involved in paying pension areas to nigerian police to fair god and pay pension areas,becoused we are facing hardship in baying foodstuff, hospital beil,rent, scool fees of our children day dont go to school, what tipe of government is this so wallahi weare not happy, verification every time, does it means until we died before geting the areas,

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