By Linda Musa
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) says it has concluded plans to launch its innovative and solution-driving confirmation internet based platform for the verification of Defined Benefit Scheme pensioners in Nigeria. The platform is called I Am Alive Confirmation.
Information made available to journalists by the PTAD, signed by its Executive Secretary, Dr. Chioma Ejikeme, explained that the I Am Alive platform has been tested and it’s fully ready to be used for the purposes it was designed for.
The statement reads; “ Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate will on Friday, 14th April, 2023unveil the I Am Alive Confirmation solution, an online platform for Pensioners to periodically confirm their aliveness so that they can continue to receive monthly pension.
“This solution has been tested by PTAD and is ready to be fully deployed to take away the stress of continuous held verifications for Defined Beneht Scheme (DBS) Pensioners who are already on PTAD’s payroll.
“The I Am Alive confirmation is designed to confirm the aliveness of Pensioners from the comfort of their homes or neighbourhoods using a smart phone or computer system. Pensioners do not need to embark on stressful journeys for physical verification again.
“Pensioners are required to log on to the PTAD website www.ptad.gov.ng in a well lit environment and begin the process to confirm their aiiveness.
“The I Am Alive confirmation is very simple, safe and easy to use. A pensioner can be assisted by a family member or friend to carry out the confirmation. Relevant stakeholders have been invited to grace the official launch of the solution on 14th April, 2023.”