The federal government is set to commence the verification of all pension matters in Rivers and Bayelsa States.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, Barr Sharon Ikeazor, yesterday in Abuja.
The statement indicated that the verification exercise will take place in Port-Harcourt to cover pensioners in Rivers State, while Yenagoa to cover pensioners for Bayelsa on January 16, 2017.
PTAD had earlier concluded verification of Civil Service Pensioners from the North-West and South-East zones in the country in 2015.
As a follow up, pensioners in the North East states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba states were recently verified between November 28 and December 6, 2016.
“Apart from identifying ghost pensioners and putting a stop to fraudulent payments, the exercise facilitated the restoration of monthly pension payments to genuine pensioners previously removed from the payroll, including those who had never been paid any pension or gratuity.