Pensions Commission to enroll retiring Federal government employees

Elizabeth Christopher,Abuja

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

be enrolled.

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

his/her office.

The exercise will take place from 3 July to 30 August, 2017 at 15

centers across the nation.

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