Following the dispute over the removal of 3,326 police pensioners from database, the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has disclosed that the names of the affected police officers were removed from the pension list to show integrity to its work.
The spokesperson, Steve Omanufeme, in a statement revealed that the decision to carry out such activity was because it was trying to retain the credibility of PenCom.
The statement read: ‘The removal of unverified police pensioners from PTAD’s payroll, is to clean up and give credibility to our police pensioners’ database after a nationwide verification in which the affected pensioners did not turn up to be captured.
The removal of the affected names, as well as the call for supplementary verification is necessary to ensure pension is paid to genuine pensioners only. The question is how long are we supposed to pay this group of people who have not turned up to be captured after repeated calls for them to do so?”
Omanufeme said the names of the 3,326 police pensioners will be re-instated after they have been duly verified and their biometrics captured.