The Former Executive Secretary of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), now Minister of State for Environment, Barrister Sharon Ikeazor has received commendation from various stakeholders in the pension sector for distinguishing herself in service to humanity and the nation in general.
Ikeazor received the commendation in Abuja at an interactive session/reception in her honour as she proceeds to a higher office as Minister of state.
In his goodwill message, Chairman of the Military Pension Board Major General A B Adamu represented by Commander Tsado Adama, noted that PTAD recorded several collaborative and successes and tremendous achievements during her reign, describing her as ” an erudite administrator per excellence and a patriotic Nigerian”.
He said, “You brought about credibility and visibility in the work you did at PTAD. You did well and we are proud of you. You are a system builder who is passionate not just about the work but about the people. You engaged all pension stakeholders and that made PTAD to record many collaborative successes”.
Representative of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Hamza Sule, particularly noted the efficient biometric capturing/data of retires of various agencies, saying this was a great achievement and worth emulating.
Also in her remarks, the National Coordinator and Chief Exevutive Officer (CEO) of SERVICOM, Nnenna Akajemeli, lauded the past ES for her innovative ideas and strategic thinking which she said halted the agony of service failure experienced by penaioners.
“This increased the credibility and visibility of PTAD and has improved citizens-centered service delivery in the directorate,” she said.
Earlier, the Department of Corporate Services, PTAD Sulayman Shelleng said though, Ikeazor did not stay long at the agency; she achieved a lot before a higher call of responsibility beckoned.
According to him, pensioners under the Defined Benefit Scheme, DBS has the lawyer-turned administrator to thank for the good lot that visited them when Ikeazor took over the Dorectorate’s mantle of leadership.
“She has recorded so much in a little time. She set up an independent committee that saw to an end to casualization. She laid a solid foundation to what PTAD is today.
She is a very passionate person who came in with the desire to effect social justice and was guided by that popular refrain in our national anthem which says that ‘the labour of heroes past shall never be in vain.’
“She led the way from the front. And if you see your boss doing this, who are you to do otherwise? She has cleared all the arrears of pensions of the Nigerian Customs, Nigeria Immigration and Nigerian Prisons. The loss of PTAD is the gain of the Environment Ministry,” he said
In her vote of thanks Ikeazor thanked the management and staff of PTAD, promising to champion their interest at the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
PTAD was established in line with the provisions of Section 30 (2) (a) of the Pension Reform Act of 2004 to manage defunct pension offices of Civil Service, Police, Custom, Immigration and Prisons as well as treasury-funded federal governmental parastatals.