Pension compliance strengthened as recovery agents net N22.13bn

September 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

Efforts to strengthen pension remittance compliance by employers of labour has continued to gain traction, as recovery agents since inception has pulled in N22.13 billion. According to data from the National Pension Commission (PenCom), from the commencement of the recovery exercise in June 2012 to 30 June 2022, a total of N22.13 billion, comprising of principal contributions (N11.441 billion and Read More

Access Holdings finalises acquisition of First Guarantee Pension

August 31, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

Three months after announcing its proposed acquisition of Nigerian pension fund manager First Guarantee Pension Limited, financial holding company Access has obtained the necessary regulatory approvals that will make First Guarantee Pension its subsidiary. Nigerian financial services holding Access Holdings Plc has secured the regulatory approvals to complete its proposed acquisition of a majority stake in pension fund manager First Read More

That pension reforms may not derail

August 5, 2022 Grace Abayomi 0

In 2004, Nigeria embarked on one of the most successful reforms in its history with the enactment of the Pension Reform Act (PRA 2004). Before then, employers used to have riotous schemes that did not inspire confidence in the employees. In the private sector, there were schemes that were less than beneficial and were often implemented in ways that gave Read More

Pension assets swell by N843bn in 6 months

August 4, 2022 David Agba with agencies 0

Pension fund assets rose by N842.7 billion in the first half of 2022, hitting a record of N14.27 trillion from N13.42 trillion recorded at the beginning of the year. This is according to the National Pension Commission (PenCom). According to PenCom a total of 27,157 RSA contributors switched their pension managers between January and June 2022, bringing the total number Read More

Nigeria’s pension fund hits N13.88trn in Q1 2022

May 4, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

Nigeria’s pension fund assets increased by N453.8 billion in the first quarter of 2022 to stand at N13.88 trillion as of the end of March 2022, representing the highest level on record. The industry’s assets under management increased by 3.38 per cent in the review period from N13.4 billion as of December 2021. The RSA fund II accounted for most Read More

Pension: Stakeholders back exemption of police from contributory scheme

February 23, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Several stakeholders have expressed support for the call to exempt personnel of the Nigeria Police from the contributory pension scheme, which into being after enactment of the Pension Reform Act of 2014. This happened during a public hearing on two pension-related bills on Tuesday, organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Pension Matters. The proposed legislations were; A Bill Read More

Pension Fund hits N13.42trn in December 2021

February 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has reported that pension fund assets surged by N1.11 trillion, rising from N12.31 trillion as at December 31, 2020, to N13.42 trillion in December 31, 2021. This is contained in data published by the Commission on its website on Wednesday. Since the National Pension Commission (PenCom) officially opened the transfer window, which allows holders of Read More

Heirs Life introduces annuity campaign, promises retirees pension for Life

February 11, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

Specialist digital life insurance company, Heirs Life Assurance (HLA) has rolled out an awareness campaign for its pension-regulated Annuity Plan, promising retirees a steady income for as long as they live. The premise of the plan is for people to retire without financial worries as the plan pays policyholders a guaranteed pension for life. Last year, Lagos State Government announced Read More

PenCom wants Pension Reform Act 2014 reviewed

January 18, 2022 David Agba 0

The National Assembly has been urged to organise a public hearing in order to provide an avenue for stakeholders to formally make input into the proposed amendments. This is sequel to the recent retreat organized by the National Pension Commission (PenCom) on the review of the (PRA 2014) in Abuja. The retreat aimed to identify salient issues to be reviewed Read More

Pension review: We’ve paid N7bn to 24,000 pensioners – PTAD

November 12, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has disclosed that it had reviewed and paid the sum of N7 billion to 24,000 pensioners across the country. Its executive secretary, Dr. Chioma Ejikeme, made the disclosure Friday during the unveiling of a new online application to pensioners code-named “I’m Alive” at a stakeholders’ forum for North-west in Kano. According to her, the Read More

NITEL/MTEL pensioners appeal to Buhari over 7- month arrears

November 8, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Pensioners of the defunct Nigeria Telecommunications Limited (NITEL/MTEL) have written President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to intervene in ensuring compliance with his directive that they be paid the 77 months’ pension arrears owed them. The NITEL/MTEL pensioners in the letter signed by the group’s leader, Mr Kunle Ojo, noted that while most of their counterparts in other privatised government agencies Read More

PenCom extends 2021 online verification, enrollment exercise

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has extended the online verification and enrollment exercise for 2021 retirees, and prospective retirees of the Federal Government Treasury Funded Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The Head, Corporate Communications of PenCom, Mr. Peter Aghahowa, made the disclosure in a statement Friday in Abuja. He said PenCom had developed an online application that automated the Annual Read More

Trustfund pension tasks employers on pension scheme

October 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Trustfund Pensions has urged employers of labour to ensure compliance with the National Pension Commission directives on Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) for their employees. The fund also told employers to frequently interact with their employees’ Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) to be up to date on happenings within the industry. Speaking during an interactive meeting with employers in Abuja, Trustfund Pensions Read More

Breaking: APC suspends State Congress in Oyo over irregularities 

October 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced suspension of the ongoing State Congress in Oyo state due to forging of documents meant for the exercise and other irregularities. Governor of Yobe state and Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, gave the ordered. In a statement signed by the party’s National Secretary Sen. Read More

FEPPPAN hails finance minister over pensioners’ welfare

October 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN), has passed a vote of confidence on Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Hajia Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed for her determination towards pensioners’ welfare, describing it as commendable and exemplary. Speaking at the end of her National Administration Council (NAC) meeting held in Abuja, the senior citizens further applauded Read More

Reps move to exempt police from contributory pension scheme

September 22, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Moves by the House of Representatives to exempt personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) got a boost on Tuesday, as a Bill to that effect scaled second reading on its floor. Entitled “A Bill for an Act to Amend the Pension Reform Act, 2014 to Provide for Exemption of the Nigeria Police Force from the Contributory Pension Scheme; and Read More

NUPCPS calls for implementation of N14.000 minimum pension

September 7, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Contributory Pension Scheme Sector (NUPCPS) has urge the board of National Pension Commission (PenCom), to approve the commencement of the payment of N14.000 minimum pension. The union in a communique, signed by the national chairman, Caretaker Committee, Comrade Sylva Nwaiwu and its national secretary, Comrade Adebayo Martins, also appealed to the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Read More

Buhari recovers N1tr stolen funds in six years – APC-LAC

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has so far recovered about to One trillion Naira worth of stolen funds and assets since assuming office in 2015. The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, in a statement released Thursday in Abuja, said all final forfeitures are being deployed for use in the government’s special Read More

Alleged deductions: FUTA never tempered with pension funds – Mgt

August 30, 2021 Editor 0

The management of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Ondo state has debunked allegations that the school management had failed to remit pension deductions to some of its staff. Some former staff of the institution who are now retirees had petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against FUTA management over the allegations. The then teachers of the secondary Read More

In rescue of Adamawa pensioners

August 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The essence of the creation of the pension boards across the strata of civil service is to take care of the civil servants, who have put in 35 yearsin service or have attained the age of 60 years and retired from active service. Thus, the Adamawa State Local Government Pension Board is charged with the sole responsibility of paying the Read More

Anti-Buhari’s comments: List your achievements to Nigerians, BMO challenges Ortom

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom’s latest comments on President Muhammad Buhari’s administration as rantings of a failed governor, even as it challenged the governor to list his achievements since 2015. According to the group, the latest attack is not unexpected, because the governor has a habit of launching unguarded verbal attacks on the Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More