BizWatch Holds Webinar to Deepen Pension Penetration in Nigeria

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By Aduragbemi Omiyale

Pension, like the insurance sector, is still an area in the financial market many Nigerians are yet to fully embrace despite efforts to raise awareness for it.

For many, it is about the present before the future, while financial experts have advised that attention should also be put into the future when there would no longer be the power to work.

The plights of retired workers in the country have made professionals emphasise the need to save for the future, but when the economy is not friendly, with low disposable income, it is sometimes difficult to do the right things.

To change this narrative, Nigeria’s foremost business platform, BizWatch Nigeria, is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 11 am themed Reimagining Retirement for a Secured Future.

This webinar will bring together professionals from across the full spectrum of the Nigerian investment and financial market industry to discuss the retirement conundrum, the future of saving and investments and why pension should be embraced by all ages.

The event, according to the organisers, promises to give thorough insights into matters of pension, while providing an avenue for pension-related enquiries to be addressed.

The BizWatch Pension e-summit promises to be educating and interesting with CEO’s and stakeholders in the pension industry, media practitioners, corporate employees, entrepreneurs and other members of the public in attendance, a statement further said.

The moderator for this event is Ifeoluwa Ogunfunwa, a Senior Reporter at BizWatch Nigeria, and the speakers are Pabina Yinkere, Chief Investment Officer, Sigma Pensions Limited; Tunji Andrews, Co-founder, Abawah Nigeria and Comrade Bola Lawal, State Secretary, Nigerian Union of Pensioners.

Tunji Andrews is the co-founder at Awabah, a digital platform providing pension access to the self-employed. He is a financial literacy advocate, Macro-Economics thought leader and a renowned media personality. He was a member of the team that set up the sector strategy for statistics used in aligning data across all ministries and developmental agencies in Nigeria.

Pabina Yinkere is the Chief Investment Officer (Sigma Pensions). Pabina oversees the development and execution of Investment strategies at Sigma Pensions. He has over 13 years of experience in investment advisory, institutional research, financial strategy, and portfolio management. He has been a core member of various Investment Strategy Committees and part of a team that introduced Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to the Nigerian Market.

These experts would at the event focus on ways to eradicate poverty and dependence at old age; educate the youths and aged (both in the formal and informal sector) on the importance of pension and the opportunity in the pension transfer window; ultimately discuss ways to deepen pension penetration in Nigeria.

Business Post gathered that the programme would be available on the day via https://bit.ly/2ZrCDb8.

BizWatch Webinar is a quarterly online event organized by BizWatch Nigeria. It is aimed at increasing the knowledge base of its readers, repositioning brands for partnerships prospection and generating revenue. It also forms a part of BizWatch’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.

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