Against report that men of the Department of State Security (DSS) raided the head office of the National Pension Commission (PenCom) last Friday over the alleged plot to backdate documents, fresh investigation shows that the invasion was part of a grand plan by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, to force his cousin, Aliyu Dikko Abdulrahman into the Commission as Director-General (DG) of PenCom without confirmation of the Senate.
Although the recent leadership changes by the Federal Government (FG) affected 23 of its agencies, the removal of the Director-General (DG) of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, and PENCOM commissioners has raised a lot of dust.
Nigeria’s largest pension fund administrator (PFA), Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited, has described as fundamental the role of employers in Nigeria’s nascent Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), a status that obligates them to highlight the importance and value of pension provision among their employees.
Some pensioners who have their Retirement Savings Account with TrustFund pension managers have decried the lackadaisical attitudes of staff of the organisation.
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has vowed to ensure zero tolerance for corruption in the handling of pensioners funds.
Workers in Taraba state under the auspices of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JPSNC) in the early hours of today (Thursday) made real their threat and shut down the state secretariat in protest over non-payment of local government salaries and other irregularities in the payment of salaries and pension.
The Lagos State House of Assembly(LAHA) on Tuesday defended why it was sponsoring a Pension Bill for Speakers and Deputy Speakers currently on the floor of the House.
Succour is on the way for Edo state pensioners, as the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday, promised to resolve all pension issues in the State so that all eligible pensioners can join the contributory pension scheme in January.
The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Imo state, has concluded plans to stage a peaceful demonstration in Owerri the state capital on December 12 to mark this year’s Pensioners Day celebration.