BY NKECHI NAECHE-ESEZOBOR–The National Pension Commission ( PenCom) on Monday said it will commence the pilot run of the enrolment application exercise from 2nd to 20th August 2021.
The Commission in a statement made available to BusinessToday Online that the pilot run will be done in 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 Commission had developed an online application which will automate the Annual Pre-Retirement Verification and Enrolment Exercise. The Application has the capabilities to register, verify and enrol prospective retirees of Treasury-funded Federal Government MDAs.
Accordingly, the online Enrolment Application would be hosted on PenCom website www.pencom.gov.ng
The statement added that the application would GO-LIVE after the conclusion of the pilot run on a date to be announced by PenCom in due course.
On pre-requisite for enrolment the statement added that affected retirees/prospective retirees are required to undergo the data recapturing exercise with their respective Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) as this is a pre-requisite for the online Enrolment.
It added that this entails updating their personal details and providing their National Identification Number (NIN).
However, retirees/prospective retirees who have already undergone the data recapture excercise with their PFAs are not required to repeat the exercise.