The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), said it has paid N279 million to 338 Next -of – Kins (NOK) of deceased civil service pensioners under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS).
A statement issued by the management of PTAD in Abuja on Monday, said the NOKs were beneficiaries of the deceased civil service pensioners who have completed the process of documentation.
The directorate also said the NOKs had also been cleared for payment by the Federal Auditors.
PTAD said the timely payment of the NOKs became possible because of diligent verification conducted by the directorate to authenticate genuine NOK s before payment was made.
PTAD advised members of the public to check the comprehensive list of NOKs that received payment on some Nigerian newspapers of October 29 and 30 respectively.