National Pension Commission said the verification enrolment of prospective retirees in the South-South would commence soon.
This was disclosed by Commissioner Technical, PenCom, Mr Anyim Nyerere, at a two-day training of 60 Pension Desk Officers (PDOs) in Port Harcourt.
According to him, the exercise would commence after the pension desk officers had been adequately trained on the operation of the Online Enrolment Application (OEA).
His words: “The training will equip the PDOs with knowledge on how to guide prospective retirees to complete the information on the online enrolment application form.
“The PDOs will also ensure that retirees’ information submitted by the Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) is accurately completed in line with the online enrolment guidance notes.
“In all, this exercise will equip them with the requisite knowledge on how the Retiree Registration Module (RRM) operates for the smooth implementation of the OEA.”
Nyerere added that PenCom created an online enrolment application that had capabilities to register, verify and enrol workers due to retire from service between January and December 2021, adding that the application was also equipped with a guidance note that would help compute the retirees’ benefits.
“PenCom regrets its inability to conduct physical annual pre-retirement enrolment due to the need to observe necessary safety measures as directed by the government.
He added, “The commission decided to conduct this exercise so as not to affect the validation and determination of the accrued pension liabilities of future retirees for government budgetary purposes.
“So, the online platform allows future retirees to log on to the website and register with their details on the RRM.”