By; MAGAJI HUNKUYI, Jalingo.
The Executive Secretary Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) Sharon Ikeazor has said that New Nigerian Newspapers and Nigerian Railway pensioners would be paid their pension arrears in the first quarters of 2017.
She disclosed this in Jalingo Thursday while fuelding questions from newsmen stressing that issues relating to the New Nigerian Newspapers pensioners was resolved and they would be cued into the pension scheme early 2017.
The Executive Secretary explained that she has held meeting with the management of New Nigerian Newspapers recently and informed them of the new development regarding the issue.
“New Nigerian Newspapers and Nigerian Railway pensioners would be paid their pension during the first quarter of 2017” Sharon Ikeazor disclosed.
Sharon Ikeazor who was in Jalingo to monitor the ongoing verification exercise of federal pensioners said she was impressed with the conduct of the exercise, adding that it was aimed at addressing the difficulties faced by pensioners nationwide.
She also disclosed that special arrangement would be made in order to conduct the verification exercise for federal pensioners in Yobe and Borno states because of the insecurity problem.