Officials of Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), have gone an extra mile in reaching out to all Federal Government pensioners in Delta State by visiting homes of sick and critically challenged pensioners to effect the ongoing verification exercise.
The Delta State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Chief Robert Chukwunyem, who took the mobile team to the homes of this category of pensioners on March 3, 2017, expressed satisfaction in the exercise and lauded PTAD for this life changing innovation.
Some of the homes which were visited by the PTAD mobile team as witnessed by Asaba Metro, were the residence of Chief Patrick Onyeobi, Mrs Beatrice Odiachi, Chief Fidelis Nwanze among others.
At the private residence of Iyase Ahaba, Chief Patrick Isioma Goodluck Onyeobi who retired as permanent secretary in the defunct Bendel State was captured and verified effortlessly. His wife thereafter went through same process swiftly.
Expressing his satisfaction at the unique exercise, the 84-Year-old Palace Chief commended the Federal Government for this welcome development of visiting the homes of incapacitated pensioners and pleaded on behalf of pensioners who could travel to the exercise venue, stating that it should not be a regular exercise for them because of the tasking nature of travelling from a long distance to designated verification centers.
The team proceeded to the home of Mrs Beatrice Odiachi, a widow, who has been bedridden for over six years in the family house in Asaba. She was warmly verified and captured by the PTAD officials.
At Ibusa town, 11.3km South of Asaba, 90-year-old Chief Fidelis Nwanze, who had lost his sight to glaucoma many years ago was also verified.
Chief Nwanze who retired from the state ministry of Commerce and Industry, appreciated the PTAD team for going extra mile by coming to his home to verify him.
The PTAD Mobile Verification process was still ongoing within Delta state as at press time.