Wednesday, August 4, 2021

New Minimum Wage: FG pays nine-month pension arrears

PTAD has paid an additional nine months of consequential adjustment arrears occasioned by the new minimum wage increase of 2019 to the DBS pensioners.

• July 20, 2021
Police, immigration and customs

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has paid an additional nine months of consequential adjustment arrears occasioned by the new minimum wage increase of 2019 to the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) pensioners.

Gbenga Ajayi, the PTAD’s spokesman, stated this in a statement issued on behalf of Chioma Ejikeme, the directorate’s executive secretary, in Abuja on Tuesday.

He said PTAD paid the nine-month arrears to the Civil Service Pension Department Pensioners and six-month arrears to parastatals, police, customs, immigration, and prisons pensioners.

“This brings the arrears paid so far to a total of 18 out of the 24 months arrears of the pension increment,” the statement disclosed.

Mr Ajayi stated that the PTAD boss made this statement in response to the commendations from pensioners on the payment of the arrears.

He added that in May, the directorate implemented the consequential adjustment on pensions due to the minimum wage increment of 2019 and commenced payment of arrears to the pensioners of the operational departments as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The civil service pensioners were paid nine months of the arrears while parastatals, police and customs, immigration and prisons pensioners were paid 12 months arrears in May.

“With this payment, each of the pensioners in the four operational departments would have a balance of six months arrears left to be paid,” the PTAD statement explained.

According to the executive secretary, the payment was to further support DBS pensioners, especially during this festive period of the celebration of this year’s Eid-el Kabir.


More from Peoples Gazette

SSS and Igboho's relatives


Igboho: SSS produces 12 Yoruba Nation agitators in court

SSS on Wednesday produced the 12 detained Yoruba Nation agitators accused along with Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo, before the Abuja Division Federal High Court.

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Governor, Enugu State


Strike: Enugu doctors give Gov. Ugwuanyi conditions

Enugu resident doctors say they have taken a 10-point resolution for implementation by the Enugu government through the teaching hospital authorities.


Niger Republic among Nigeria’s best friends: Buhari

Buhari says the Niger Republic is among Nigeria’s “best friends” in a congratulatory message to its president Mohammed Bazoum on the country’s anniversary.



Attackers killed six in latest Kauru onslaught: Kaduna govt

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned Monday’s attack on Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho, and Kikoba in Kauru LGA, leaving six people dead.

SSS Officiers


SSS to probe attack on journalists at Igboho associates’ trial

Overzealous SSS officers had attacked journalists’ in court to report the trial.


Customs intercepts smuggled vehicles, rice in Katsina

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has impounded 13 vehicles, 314 bags of imported rice, and other goods, valued at more than N60 million, in Katsina.