PenCom Commences Online Enrolment of Retirees
By Ashemiriogwa Emmanuel
Retirees/prospective retirees of treasury-funded federal government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) can now proceed for registration as the National Pension Commission (PenCom) has announced the commencement of online enrolment of retirees from Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
Recall that Business Post reported that the Commissioner, Technical, PenCom, Mr Anyim Nyerere, at a workshop organised by the commission for Pension Desk Officers (PDOs) on Enrollment Application in June, announced that 21,000 prospective retirees would be registered soon on its newly developed online enrollment portal across the nation.
As a prelude to its formal deployment, the agency carried out a pilot run of the exercise between August 2 and 20, 2021, with selected MDAs in the six geo-political zones and the federal capital territory (FCT) in order to test-run the application with real-time data.
PenCom, in a statement issued on Monday, said that employees of federal government treasury-funded MDAs who retired between January and August 2021, due to retire from September 2021, and missed the enrolment exercises in previous years were eligible to apply.
The online application has the capability to register, verify and enrol prospective retirees of treasury-funded federal government MDAs for the purpose of computing their accrued pension rights and budgetary allocation.
In the statement, PenCom explained that the registration exercise can be done either self-assisted or via a pension fund administrator (PFA).
For those who choose to apply themselves, they are required to visit PenCom’s website (www.pencom.gov.ng) to begin the online enrolment process as the step-by-step procedure for the online enrolment would be hosted on the platform.
“This is done by registering and capturing their employment details as well as uploading scanned copies of the required documents before proceeding to their respective Pension Fund Administrator (PFA) for physical verification and enrolment,” a part of the statement said.
However, retirees/prospective retirees who are unable to complete the online registration for any reason could approach the Pension Desk Officer (PDO) of their respective MDAs or visit their PFA for assistance.
According to the commission, the deadline for completing the registration with respective PFAs is October 29, 2021.