PFAs charged on service delivery
Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) handling the Contributory Pension
Scheme (CPS) in Ekiti State have been charged to fast-track service
delivery to boost workers interest and confidence in the state.
The Executive Secretary, Pension Commission, Mr. James Idowu
Akinola gave the charge at a meeting he held with Pension Fund
Administrators to brainstorm on how to improve Contributory Pension
Scheme in the State.
The Ekiti Pension Commission boss, who referred to the PFAs as
partners in progress, intimated them of the plan of the Commission to
embark on sensitization programmes to Ministries, Departments and
Agencies as from April this year adding that the PFAs will be fully
involved to speak about CPS and funds being remitted by civil servants
into coffers of the national body of the Commission.
Mr. Akinola praised the efforts of the Commission in carrying
out sensitization programmes in some institutions, which he said
yielded positive result as more people are now showing interest
consequent upon awareness created about the scheme.
While responding, the Zonal Business Manager, Premium Pension
Limited, Mr. Abolarin Yinka, who commended the management of Ekiti
State Pension Commission for their plan to embark on sensitization
programme, noted that when people are better informed about the
scheme, it would be easier for them to key into the scheme which would
reduce the tension of the PFAs.
The PFA of Fidelity Pension Managers Limited, who is also the
Group Head, Business Development and Strategy (South), Mr. Donald
Onuoha suggested the need to organize Radio/TV programmes where the
Executive Secretary and the PFAs will be on air to further sensitize
the general public and attend to requests of their clients.
Lauding Ekiti Pension Commission for being well organized
when compared with others he has been dealing with, the Pension Fund
Administrator of Sigma Pension Limited, Mr. John Igiehon enjoined it
to be relentless in its efforts.
A total number of 26 managers representing 13 PFAs
enumerated some of their challenges to include inability to register
some officers as some have died while others have either been
transferred or probably retired.