KDSG invites 969 retirees for verification

From 1 January 2017, the Kaduna State Government began operating the contributory pension scheme (CPS). This state is also running the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) for workers who retired prior to the commencement of the contributory scheme.


The State Bureau of Pension introduced the I am Alive Scheme to verify pensioners on the defined benefit scheme. This removes the hassle usually occasioned by the arduous physical verification pensioners used to endure. The I am Alive scheme requires every pensioner on DBS to verify their status once every three months by visiting designated bank branches and thumbprinting on a machine.


The Kaduna State Government is scheduled to commence the verification of 969 workers who retired between 1998 and 2016 for inclusion in the defined benefit scheme. Most of the retirees invited for the verification exercise are from the local government service and they are expected to comply with the verification timetable. Retirees from MDAs are similarly expected on the dates indicated.


The exercise will start on Monday, 16th September 2019. The list of the concerned 969 workers is available on www.kdsg.gov.ng. Only persons listed or their next of kin are expected at the verification exercise.

View the list here:

Retirees List

Deceased List 

Other Cases List

Persons invited for the verification exercise must present all necessary documents, including the following:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Death Certificate (of deceased retiree)
  3. Affidavit of Next of Kin
  4. Valid Means of Identification (Voter’s Card, National ID card, among others)
  5. Employment letter
  6. Confirmation letter
  7. Promotion letters
  8. Affirmation letter of Retirement/ Death/ Resignation/ Withdrawal
  9. Personnel Sub-head Number (PSN)
  10. Bank details containing Bank name, Account Number, BVN verification slip from the bank and a recent statement of account
  11. Passport photograph of self or next of kin


The timetable of the verification exercise is as follows:




Zone 1

Date Local Government Area Venue
Monday 16th September Ikara, Kubau, Kudan, Kudan and Lere State Pension Bureau
Tuesday 17th September, 2019 Sabon Gari, Soba and Zaria State Pension Bureau


Zone 2

Date Local Government Area Venue
Wednesday 18th September, 2019 Chikun and Giwa State Pension Bureau
Thursday 19th September, 2019 Igabi and Kajuru State Pension Bureau
Friday 20th September, 2019 Kaduna North and Kaduna South State Pension Bureau


Zone 3

Date Local Government Area Venue
Monday 7th October, 2019 Jaba, Jema’a and Zangon Kataf State Pension Bureau
Tuesday 8th October, 2019 Kauru and Kagarko State Pension Bureau
Wednesday 9th October, 2019 Kaura, Kachia and Sanga State Pension Bureau


Some of the concerned retirees are from MDAs such as the ministries of Finance, Education, Health, Agriculture, Works, KASUPDA and the State Judiciary. Therefore, a schedule to verify such persons has also been prepared as follows:





Date MDA Venue
Thursday 10th October, 2019 All Concerned MDAs State Pension Bureau
Friday 11th October, 2019 All concerned MDAs State Pension Bureau

Again, you may view the list here:

Retirees List

Deceased List 

Other Cases List



Muyiwa Adekeye

Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication)

12th September 2019

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