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Chuks Udo Okonta
The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has implored all Retirement Savings Account (RSA) holders to visit their Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) to participate in the ongoing Data Recapture Exercise (DRE).
A statement by PenCom, noted that, the exercise is for both active contributors and retirees whose data have not been recaptured.
Stating that the DRE is in compliance with the directive of the federal government that all data generating organisations should harmonise their databases with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), it also added that the exercise is consistent with the need to have a credible database of all RSA holders in the country.
“All active contributors are advised to visit their PFAs and provide; Staff Identity Card or any one of; National Driver’s License, Permanent Voter’s CardInternational Passport (mandatory for non-Nigerians) or Enrollment Slip issued by NIMC or Birth Certificate or Sworn Affidavit of Age Declaration to complete the data recapture,” it posited.
For retirees, who are either on programmed withdrawal or annuity, PenCom added that, “they are expected to present; National Driver’s License or any one of; Permanent Voter’s Card, International Passport (mandatory for non-Nigerians), Enrollment Slip issued by NIMC and Letter of Retirement issued by the employer to the retiree.
“All RSA holders, who have had a name change (either their surnames or first names or both after registration), they should present the following documents to their PFAs: Marriage Certificate (only applicable in the case of marriage), Newspaper publication for change of name, Sworn affidavit and Confirmation letter for change of name from employer (if still in employment),” it pointed out.
Stating that all PFAs have been directed by PenCom to issue acknowledgement slips to RSA holders who submit complete documents for their data recapture, it added that, the RSA holders will be notified of the status of their data recapture (successful or not successful) within five working days of submission of documents.
“Payone Solution Systems Limited and Afritech Multi Concept Limited, have been engaged by to carry out the DRE consistent with PenCom’s approval. The agents are authorised to establish data recapture centres. RSA holders are allowed, therefore, to have their data recaptured at such centres by the agents (if they are unable to visit the offices of their PFAs),” it said.