Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja
One of the frontlne pension fund administrator (PFA), TrustfundPension Limited has reassured retirees enrolled under its scheme that it would not shirk its responsibility in terms of timely payment of their benefits, but will ensure that their interest remains top priority.
It also assured pensioners that it would not waiver in its resolve to make them enjoy maximum benefit from their pension funds.
The Regional Manager, North Central Region, Trustfund, Mr. Maurice Ogah gave the assurances in Abuja at a retirees’ forum.
Trustfund organised the forum as a platform to capture the biometrics of retirees already enrolled with the company as well as enrol fresh retirees under the contributory pension regime.
Ogah took the old pensioners and new retirees through the whole gamut of the contributory pension scheme, their rights, the best way to make maximum use of their retirement benefits, and
responded to probing inquiries.
In an interview, the Customer Relationship Manager, Mrs. MahaLonge said some of the challenges encountered in the scheme bordered on details, and records, adding that most of these could linked to next of kin beneficiaries pensioners used some years back, which now want to change in the event of death.
She noted that the retirees’ forum also provided a window for pensioners to change the previous records in order to accommodate new beneficiaries.
”And some also may want to change their banks, also if they have any issue about names reconciliation, this is the venue again. Also we are now doing biometrics, it is compulsory for not just retires but to also contributors– those in service are expected to do their biometrics,” she said.
In an interview, the immediate-past director- general, National Productivity Centre, Mr. Paul Bdliya said Trustfund Pension Ltd had become a reference point for pension fund administration in the country, and makes retirees’ interest a priority.