LAGOS, JUNE 28, 2017 – The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has revealed plans to embark on a nationwide pre-retirement enrolment exercise for retiring employees of the Federal Government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), for the purpose of paying retirement benefits by July 3rd.
In a statement made available to The Guardian by the PenCom spokesman, Emeka Onuora, the exercise will take place from July 3 to August 30th, at 15 centres across the nation.
He stressed that employees are strongly advised to participate and adhere strictly to the dates, as only employees who had been enrolled will be issued Federal Government Retirement Bond.
He said the exercise is intended for only MDAs employees, who are due to retire between January and December 2018, by virtue of attaining 60 years or 35 years in service, whichever comes first, and those 65 years or 70 years in tertiary institutions.
He added that the enrollment exercise also involves those who have already retired but are yet to be enrolled.
According to him, employees who are due for retirement under the categories mentioned above are requested to attend the enrolment exercise with the originals and photocopies of their letters of Appointment, Transfer, and Acceptance of Service (Where applicable), as well as originals and photocopies of their birth certificate or declaration of age.
The statement read in part: “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.