The Federal Government has constituted a 10-man Technical Committee to come up with a lasting solution to the ordeals faced by retired civil servants over pension claims.
This was disclosed on Tuesday by the Head of Service of the Federation, Winifre Oyo-Ita, while setting up the committee with members from the Office of the Head of Service, the National Pension Commission, PENCOM, and the Pension Transition Arrangement Directorate, PTAD.
In a statement issued by spokesperson for the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Mohammed Manga, Oyo-Ita said it is imperative that there is synergy between the three offices to ensure that those who have served the country are treated with honour.
“Oyo-Ita expressed concern over how Public Servants after serving the country meritoriously for 35 years or after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60 years have to wait for so long before they could receive their retirement benefits and monthly pensions. A situation she stressed is not ideal for any Public Servant to pass through and must therefore be addressed immediately,” the statement read.
The Director of PENCOM, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, and her PTAD counterpart, Murtala Olawale Tosin, both assured that their offices would do all that is necessary to assuage the problems faced by retirees.
Headed by Permanent Secretary Common Services Office in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Yemi Adelakun, the committee also has as members three persons each from the three offices.