GOODWILL MESSAGE BY RT. HON. KABIRU ALHASSAN RURUM, CHAIRMAN, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON PENSIONS, AT THE 2021 ANNUAL PENOPS-NASS RETREAT
Distinguished Ladies and gentlemen, good morning.
I bring you good wishes from the 9th Assembly of the House of Representatives and particularly, the House Committee on Pensions which I have the pleasure of Charing. It is indeed a pleasure to be part of this all-important occasion, being the 3rd Annual PenOps-NASS Retreat.
The objective of this retreat is to further ensure that pensioners are given the right attention in the society and strengthen the relationship between the National Assembly and Pension Funds Operators in Nigeria in the interest of our senior citizens. Consequently, I believe that this event will identify, discuss and proffer workable solutions faced in the industry.
The timing of this retreat is also apt as it is coming when the legislature is focusing on the amendment of the 2014 Pension Reform Act. The amendment aims to address some of the teething challenges currently faced by operators, as well as beneficiaries. We are aware of many challenges facing our senior citizens and we are determined as a Committee to find a lasting solution to them.
It is expected that this retreat will highlight issues and challenges confronting the Pension industry and recommend workable and enduring solutions for same. The House of Representatives is ever ready to collaborate with the Association on any matter which may require its legislative intervention to achieve this in the interest of the Nigerian people, whom we serve.
I heartily congratulate the Pension Funds Operators Association on this event and wish us all very fruitful deliberations.
May God bless you and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.