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PENCOM begins screening of 2014 retirees

File Photo: Aged Pensioners 

The National Pension Commission (PENCOM) said it will screen federal civil servants due to retire from January to December 2014 to facilitate easy payment of their entitlements.

In a statement in Lagos on Monday, the commission said the exercise would take place at 14 centres nationwide from June 3 to July 11.

The statement issued by PENCOM’s Head of Communication Unit, Mr. Emeka Onuora, said the exercise would be for those due to retire in 2014 by virtue of attaining 60 years or 35 years in service.

It said that the exercise also covered those who had attained 65 years in service or 70 years of age for employees of tertiary institutions.

“This physical enrolment also covers those who have already retired, but are yet to be enrolled.

“Employees are requested to attend the exercise with original copies of letter of appointment, birth certificate/declaration of age, promotion letter and pay slip as at June, 30, 2004.

“Other requirements include letter from the MDAs indicating retirement and first appointment date, grade level and step as at July 2007, past records of service and current pay slip,” the News Agency of Nigeria quoted PENCOM as saying in the statement.

The statement said that employees should also come along with evidence of registration with a Pension Fund Administrator, indicating Personal Identification Number and one passport photograph.

It said the commission required a Pension Desk Officer from an MDA to assist in identifying potential retirees and confirming the authenticity of the documents presented by employees.

The statement said that medically unfit employees were exempted from the exercise.

It added that the Pension Desk Officers should come with their documents and letters from qualified physician or medical board.



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