The National Pension Commission (PenCom) is unable to conduct the annual physical Verification/Enrolment exercise this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Director-General, Mrs Aisha Dahir-Umar has said.
The DG in a statement made available to journalists yesterday stated that those affected are employees of Treasury Funded Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government due to retire from service between January and December 2021.
However, she said the Commission is putting an automated process in place that would ensure seamless conduct of the annual verification and enrolment exercise.
She said: “This new process has two options for the prospective retirees, namely self-assisted or the Pension Fund Administrator (PFA) assisted option. The self-assisted option entails a prospective retiree scanning original copies of all relevant documents required for the exercise and uploading these documents to the Enrolment web portal located on the Commission’s website www.pencom.gov.ng
“After carrying out this process, the retiree is required to visit his or her PFA for the verification and validation of the submitted documents. If a prospective retiree chooses the PFA assisted option, he/she is required to initiate and conclude the Verification/Enrolment process by visiting his/her PFA to verify and validate all relevant original documents to enable the PFA upload these documents to the Commission’s Enrolment portal on behalf of the prospective retiree.
“This exercise is scheduled to commence within the first quarter in 2021. Details will be published in the national newspapers and on the Commission’s website on or before 31 March, 2021. The Commission assures prospective retirees and the public of its .commitment to excellent service delivery”, she added.