CHIA: Expensive Omobola of the Pension Options. I’m a solicitor primarily based in Makurdi, Benue State. I write on behalf of Mrs. Josephine of Gboko, Benue State. My consumer is the widow and next-of-kin of Nathaniel, previously of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
The deceased was born on October 4, 1960, enlisted into the service of the NCS on October 1991 and died intestate on October 31, 2006. On the time of his dying, the deceased was an Assistant Superintendent of Customs.
After the deceased’s dying, my consumer notified his employers. She additionally procured and submitted the related paperwork to the NCS headquarters in Abuja to facilitate the processing and fee of his dying advantages claims.
After the preliminary processing, the NCS forwarded my consumer’s software to the Pension Transitional Association Directorate (PTAD) for additional processing and fee someday within the 12 months 2011. PTAD suggested my consumer to take part in a screening and verification. She complied with the instruction on August 15, 2015, following which she was assured of immediate fee of her dying advantages declare. Nevertheless, my consumer didn’t hear something farther from the PTAD.
Consequently, she retained my skilled service to acquire or facilitate the processing and fee of the declare. I paid quite a few visits to the NCS and PTAD places of work at Abuja the place I met with a number of accountable officers of each businesses. I additionally sought clarification from the Pension Fee of Nigeria, Abuja.
Regardless of visits, conferences, consultations, and enquiries in individual and through cell phone calls and letters, the authorities of PTAD didn’t take any optimistic motion on my consumer’s declare till June 1, 2019 once I wrote demanding fee for my consumer.
PTAD wrote a reply dated June 10, 2019 the place it knowledgeable my consumer that it was not answerable for the fee of the deceased’s dying advantages and additional suggested my consumer to contact the NCS, PenCom and the deceased’s PFA for processing and fee of the declare.
My consumer is confused and pissed off with the process after greater than 13 years when she commenced efforts to acquire the dying advantages declare in respect of her deceased husband’s service to the NCS.
In the meantime, my consumer had misplaced the one house that her late husband had constructed as a result of a fireplace accident just a few years in the past. Mrs. Josephine is the administrator of the property of the deceased.
Kindly assist us to get readability. – C. V. Chia.
PenCom: You’re kindly suggested to confirm if the late officer has a Retirement Financial savings Account (RSA) account with any Pension Fund Administrator (PFA). After which, the PFA will advise on the paperwork which might be required for the dying advantages of the late officer to be processed. The PFA, in flip, will ahead these paperwork to the Nationwide Pension Fee (PenCom) for processing.
Ene: Please, what are the principles and laws of fee for Federal Authorities’s retirees? Secondly, I retired in April, this 12 months. When will my accrued proper be paid?
PenCom: The principles and regulation for fee of Federal Authorities retirement advantages underneath the CPS begins by collaborating within the Fee’s Pre-retirement verification and enrolment.The potential retiree/retiree must contact the Pension Desk Officer (PDO) of his/her MDA to get the paperwork for enrolment.
He/she can also be required to return together with the PDO to the enrolment centre for his/her attestation. After the enrolment, the retirement advantages are decided and paid into the RSA of the retiree primarily based on the knowledge supplied by the retiree throughout enrolment.
However, please, NOTE that retirement advantages are paid topic to the discharge of funds by the Federal Authorities for fee of accrued rights.
Nameless: My criticism is on the non-payment of excellent pension and gratuity. I’m a retired officer with the Nigeria Immigration Service (NCS). I used to be in service when the Nationwide Pension Fee (PenCom) was born in 2004.
Two years later6, I registered with First Alliance Pension Restricted, which has metamorphosed into ARM Pension Managers with a PIN 100####. However certificates issuance was unusually delayed and no clarification was supplied. This delay created nervousness prompting me to register with one other pension supervisor, Stanbic IBTC Pension with PIN PEN100####.
I retired in Might 2016. By December 29 of the identical 12 months, I utilized for harmonisation of my pension managers to the PenCom into one pension supervisor to facilitate the fee of my pension.
PenCom replied me in a letter dated February 1, 2017, the place it recognised the primary PIN registered with ARM as a legitimate PIN and that Stanbic IBTC PIN is invalid. That ARM Pension Managers PFA Restricted would retain the primary legitimate PIN on its information base whereas Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers would de-activate the second invalid PIN from its information base.
PenCom suggested that I ought to preserve Retirement Saving Account (RSA) PIN with ARM Pension for pension transactions. PenCom additionally promised to reconcile the contributions within the legitimate PIN to make sure that complete contributions therein are introduced updated accordingly, whereas that within the legitimate PIN (if any) can be refunded to the Federal Authorities via its accounts with the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN. Kindly help me remedy this downside.Thanks.
PenCom: His retirement advantages have been paid into the second PIN with Stanbic IBTC. He’s suggested to put in writing the criticism to the Fee for correct remedy.
Bisong: My title is Bisong. I utilized for 25 per cent of my pension with NLPC since December, 2019 and I’m but to be paid. Please assist facilitate approval.
PenCom: Mr. Bisong’s software for momentary entry of his RSA was despatched to the Fee on June 17, 2020. Approval notification was despatched to NLPC on June 21, 2020.
Emmanuel: Good Day, ma. My title is Emmanuel, the son of the late SUPOL James. We’ve got a difficulty on the pension of our late dad who handed away on March 13, 2015. We’ve got paid the cash they requested us to and we now have additionally submitted the required paperwork. However we now have not obtained any message on his pension. Please assist us.
PenCom: Please we want additional particulars reminiscent of his PIN Quantity and Pension Fund Administrator (PFA) to allow us examine the difficulty.We referred to as the above quantity supplied however was flawed quantity.
Udochi: I’m Udochi and I’m 47 years previous. I retired from Walvis Nigeria Restricted in 2014. My PFA later paid me 25 per cent. I would like your assist as a result of I’m having a well being concern and I’ve points with my kids college charges. Please you can provide me half of or all the cash, that’s with you. I shall be joyful in order that I can maintain myself.
Pencom: Having collected 25 per cent, the steadiness shall be paid to you as pension whenever you attain 50.