The National Pension Commission (PenCom) in Nigeria, says it has
concluded all preparations to embark on a nationwide pre-retirement
enrolment exercise for retiring employees of Federal Government
Treasury Funded Ministries, Departments and Agencies for the purpose
of payment of retirement benefits.
A statement by the Head, Corporate Communications of the commission,
Emeka Onuora said the exercise is targeted at employees in the service
of the Federal Government Treasury funded MDAs who are due to retire
between January and December, 2018 by virtue of attaining 60 years of
age or 35 years in service whichever is earlier and 65 years or 70
years of age for employees of tertiary institutions. The enrolment
exercise also involves those who have already retired but are yet to
Employees who are thus due for retirement under the categories
mentioned above are requested to attend the enrolment exercise with
the originals and photocopies of their letter of Appointment, Transfer
and Acceptance of Service (Where applicable), as well as originals and
photocopies of their Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age.
Other documents required for the exercise include originals and
photocopies of promotion letters and pay slips including grade levels
and step as at 30 June, 2004, grade level and step as at January,
2007, grade level and step as at July, 2010, grade level and step as
at December 2013 as well as promotion letter and pay slip indicating
current grade level and step.
Furthermore, the participants at this exercise, are to bring along a
letter from the Ministry, Department and Agency signifying retirement
and first appointment dates, grade level and step as at 30th June
2004, grade level and step as at January, 2007,grade level and step as
at July 2010,as well as the current grade level and step, their staff
identity card, Acceptance of voluntary retirement(in the case of
voluntary retirees), authenticated past records of service, evidence
of registration with a Pension Fund Administrator indicating personal
identification number(PIN) and one passport photograph.
In order to ensure a successful and hitch-free exercise, the
Commission requires that Pension Desk Officers (PDOs) of each MDA
should be available at designated centers to authenticate and endorse
the document of potential retirees.
Medically unfit employees are exempted from the exercise but it is
advised that their Pension Desk Officers come along with the
documents mentioned above and a letter from a suitably qualified
physician or medical board certifying that the employee is not
physically or mentally capable of carrying out the functions of
The exercise will take place from 3 July to 30 August, 2017 at 15
centers across the nation.