The National Pension Commission has commenced verification and enrolment of employees of the Federal Government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Lagos and Ogun states that are treasury-funded.
This, PenCom said, was for the purpose of payment of retirement benefits.
It said in a statement that the exercise was for employees in the service of the Federal Government due to retire between January and December, 2019 by virtue of attaining 60 years of age or 35 years in service or 70 years of age for those in tertiary institutions.
This physical enrolment also covers those who have already retired but are yet to be captured.
Employees were requested to attend the enrolment programme with their letter of appointment, evidence of transfer of service and acceptance, where applicable, birth certificate/declaration of age and promotion letter as of June, 2004.
Other requirements for the enrolment, according to PenCom, are letter of introduction from the MDAs, staff identity card, letter/evidence of retirement where applicable and letter of indemnity from the MDA.
The prospective retirees were also requested to come with evidence of registration with a Pension Fund Administrator indicating Retirement Savings Accounts and Personal Identification Number.
To ensure a successful and hitch-free exercise, the commission required the services of at least one pension desk officer from an MDA so as to assist in identifying potential retirees as well as confirm the authenticity of the documents presented by the employees.
Medically unfit employees were exempted from the exercise but the commission advised their pension desk officers to come with their documents and a letter from a suitably qualified physician or medical board certifying that the affected employees were not physically or mentally capable of carrying out the functions.
“The exercise at the University of Lagos is for the FG employees in Lagos and Ogun states, while the Ibadan centre is for the FG employees in Oyo, Osun and Ondo states. Employees are however advised to take part in the exercise as only employees who have been enrolled will be issued with the Federal Government retirement bond,” PenCom stated.