President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said those who served the country diligently will not experience difficulties in getting their pensions.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President was quoted to have said this at a meeting he had with the Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, Sharon Ikeazor, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The statement read in part, “President Buhari stressed that the exercise was necessary because the success of the administration’s goal of putting in place an efficient pension scheme hinged on the availability of a reliable database.
“In a presentation to the President, Barrister Ikeazor said the PTAD management was determined to restore dignity to pensioners by protecting their funds and paying their entitlements promptly.
“The Executive Secretary also said that in line with the anti-corruption posture of the current administration, the PTAD has put measures in place to ensure accountability, compliance with regulations and zero-tolerance for corruption.”