By Taiwo Adebowale
A new online application to automate pre-retirement verification and enrollment has been developed by the National Pension Commission, PenCom.
This was announced in a statement on signed on Tuesday in Lagos by Mr Peter Aghahowa, the commission’s Head, Corporate Communications.
According to Mr Aghahowa, “the application has the capability to register, verify and enrol prospective retirees of treasury-funded Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs.”
He also added that PenCom would test-run the online enrolment application between August 2nd to 20th with selected MDAs.
Mr. Aghahowa further stated that the MDAs would be selected across the country’s six geopolitical zones the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
“Accordingly, the online enrolment application would be hosted on PenCom website : http://www.pencom.gov.ng.
“As a prelude to the formal deployment of the online enrolment application, PenCom would commence a pilot run of the exercise from between Aug. 2 to 20.
“This will be done with selected MDAs in the six Geo-Political Zones and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in order to test-run the application with real-time data.
“The application would go live after a test-run on a date to be announced by the commission in due course.
“The affected retirees or prospective retirees would be expected to undergo the data recapturing with their respective Pension Fund Administrators, PFAs, as pre-requisite for the online enrolment.
“The data recapturing entailed updating personal details and providing National Identification Number (NIN).
“However, retirees or prospective retirees who have already undergone the data recapture excercise with their PFAs are not required to repeat the exercise,” he said.