The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has issued a press release notifying intending retirees of employees of Treasury Funded MDAs of the Federal Government who are to retire between January and December 2021 of its intention to adopt an automated process instead of the physical exercise in the conduct of the annual verification/enrollment exercise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The exercise is also scheduled to begin within the first quarter of 2021.
The notice reads:
“This is to inform employees of Treasury Funded MDAS of the Federal Government that are due to retire from service between January and December 2021, that the National Pension Commission (PenCom) is unable to conduct the annual physical Verification/Enrolment exercise this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19)
However, the Commission is putting an automated process in place that would ensure seamless conduct of the annual verification enrollment exercise. 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 Enrollment web portal located on the Commission’s website (www.pencom.gov.ng). After carrying out this process, the retiree is required to visit his 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 Enrollment 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 Enrollment 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”
The notice reads: