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The EFCC on preventing pension fraud, to sensitize pension stakeholders


Sep 15, 2021
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From October 5 to 6, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in collaboration with pension industry stakeholders, will hold a two-day sensitization workshop in Abuja on “Eradication of Pension Fraud in Nigeria.”

Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the Commission’s spokesman, said this in a statement to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ilorin, adding that the event would be held at the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja.

The workshop, he said, aimed to serve as a platform for public awareness and practical information exchange on how to combat pension fraud in the country.

The EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, was quoted by Uwajaren as saying that the workshop would help highlight areas of corrupt practices in pension administration and develop collective strategies to combat the menace that is threatening the country’s pensions industry.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, anti-corruption agencies, legislators, and the National Pension Commission (PenCom), according to the spokesman, are expected to attend.

Officials from the Military Pensions Board, Police Pensions Board, Pension, and the Records Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation are expected to attend the workshop.

The Federal Ministry of Finance, the Budget Office, the National Union of Pensioners (NUP), the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Retirement Benefit Advisors, Pension Fund Administrators, and Civil Society Organizations are also expected to attend.

Source: The Guardian

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