OKECHUKWU: I retired from the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) since October, last year. But my pension has not been paid.
Recall that after I retired, I attended the verification in March 2021. Yet, I have not being paid.
My landlord has given me quit notice. I cannot feed my children any longer. I am sick and can’t get money for medical treatment. Please I need your intervention.
PENCOM: Please forward your Retirement Savings Account (RSA) details; that is, PIN and Pension Fund Administrator (PFA) for the Commission to investigate further. Thank you.
DR DUMNAMENE: Dear Omobola, I am from Rivers State.
Kindly assist me to wipe my tears away by telling them to implement my monthly pension that was stopped sometimes last year due to double PIN.
I was referred to ARM Pension from Fidelity Pension for recapturing, which I did. I don’t know why the issue is still lingering. Your assistance is needed. Thank you.
PENCOM: You are hereby requested to forward your Retirement Savings Account (RSA) details; that is, PIN of the two PFAs for the Commission to investigate further.
You are also requested to provide a valid contact number through which you can be reached. Thank you.
MRS ANEKE: Dear Omobola: I want you to help me get my late husband’s benefits. I am suffering with five children and no accommodation.
The Aviation authorities quit us from the official quarters since August 3, 2019, after my husband’s death in July 2018.
I do not have a job. I am appealing to you to help me. You are my last hope.
PenCom requested for my husband’s PIN number in my complaint that you published earlier and I have been sending it to them, but nothing has been done. I want to hear from them.
PENCOM: Please be informed that a Presidential Approval was recently given for the payment of outstanding pension liabilities under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) and as such your late husband’s benefits are being processed. Once the payment is effected, you will be contacted by the Pension Fund Administrator (PFA). Thank you.
MBAH: Good day. I sent my request for payment of 25 per cent out of my pension to Fidelity Pension since last December. But I am yet to get it. Please assist me.
PENCOM: Investigations revealed that your request is yet to be submitted by the PFA to the Commission for approval. You are hereby requested to visit your PFA, that is, Fidelity Pensions, to ascertain the status of your request.
MERCY: This is a reminder to you on my late husband’s unpaid benefits. His PFA is First Guaranty Pension Limited.
Please, I am really suffering with my children. The aviation authorities sent me out of the official quarters since April 3, last year after my husband death on October 5, 2019.
I am appealing to you in God’s name to help me. You are my last hope. May God continue to bless you for your kindness.
PENCOM: You are required to provide your late husband’s RSA PIN to enable the commission look into your complaint.
ANTIGHA: I retired from Nigeria Television Authority but no verification from PenCom due to COVID-19 pandemic. My PFA has refused to attend to him. Kindly help.
PENCOM: The National Pension Commission (PenCom) recently developed an online enrolment application for retirees and it is in the process of being deployed for activation. For update on actual activation date, you are requested to frequently visit your PFA and pension desk officer.
AJETOMOBI: I lost my sister on February 16, 2016. Her pension manager is Legacy Pension and we have been going there to claim her benefits since she was not pensionable, having worked with Secondary Education Board Abuja for only five years. We have submitted the necessary documents for over a year. But anytime we went there, they kept telling us that they were doing one verification or the other. It has been frustrating. Please we need your help. Kindly assist us.
PENCOM: You are required to provide your late sister’s RSA PIN to enable the commission investigate your matter.
ABUBAKAR: I was with a private international organisation where I served for five years and contributed to Premium Pension. I later worked at a government institution for 12 years with Leadway Pension as my PFA. How can I get back my contributions with Premium Pension back?
PENCOM: From the forgoing, it can be gleaned that the complainant has two retirement savings accounts. He is advised to write to the National Pension Commission so that the issue of multiple registration can be resolved. He should also attach relevant documents such as the registration slip from the two pension fund administrators.
ADODO: The approval for payment of my retirement benefits has not come for more than two months. My PFA kept telling me that PenCom was yet to give approval. Kindly find out the reason for the delay.
PENCOM: The complainant is hereby advised to provide his RSA PIN as well as indicate if it is programmed withdrawal or annuity that is being sort
ANONYMOUS: I want to remain anonymous. My PFA is Premium Pension Limited. My issue is thus: On September 16, 2020, I received a text message that says: ‘Please be informed that people have received approval from PenCom regarding your pension benefit payment’. Contact 09-4615700 for further information. The next day, another text message came as follows: ‘Dear member, kindly disregard the SMS received on approval from PenCom. This was sent in error. We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this.
Please, sir, who is fooling who.
PENCOM: Kindly ignore messages on pension payments claiming they are from the Commission, PenCom does not contact individuals; only Pension Fund Administrators are allowed to contact retirees to notify them on such related issues. However, kindly furnish the Commission with your PIN for further investigations to be conducted.