The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) on Thursday, February 26, 2015 revealed that about 15,000 ghost pensioners have been discovered following a verification exercise.
Making the revelation at a stakeholders forum in Abuja was the Director-General of PTAD, Nellie Mayshak, who posited that although the past year has been very tough, her team was poised to give pensioners a breath of fresh air.
Mayshak further posited that in a bid to clan up the system, the PTAD had verified 771 Police Pensioners, only to discover that they were really only 237.
She said: “We really have to clean up the data.
“We will do verification but we are doing it differently. You don’t need to join queues and under the scorching sun; you don’t need to bring mats and all that. In fact, you don’t need to come to Abuja. We will come to you. We treat pensioners with dignity.
“We are on the cutting edge of ICT. You can fill out the complaint form on the Internet from the comfort of your living room or call our hotline and we will attend to you, promptly, without your travelling to Abuja.”