Premium Pension grows AUM by N97.25bn, posts N885.05 bn in 2021

From left: Executive Director Business Development North and Strategy, Kabir Ahmed Tijjani; Managing Director/CEO, Umar Sanda Mairami; Board Chairman Ibrahim Alhassan Babayo; Executive Director Business Development South and Investment, Kemi Oluwashina and Executive Director Operations & Services Sadi Abdu at the 17th AGM.

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Chuks Udo Okonta

Premium Pension Limited (PPL) has continued to break new frontier in spite economic challenges, thereby maintaining its position as one of the leading Pension Fund Administrator (PFA), with a growth on Assets Under Management (AUM) by 12.34 per cent in 2021.

A statement by the firm’s Head; Corporate Communications,
Aliyu Mohammed Ali, said the
AUM grew by N97.25 billion to N885.05 billion from N787.80 billion in 2020, representing a year-on-year growth rate of 12.34 per cent, a significant performance relative to industry growth of 9.1 per cent.

He noted that the Chairman, Board of Directors of Premium Pension Limited, Ibrahim Alhassan Babayo, made the disclosure at its 17th Annual General Meeting held Monday in Abuja.

According to him, the total number of Retirement Savings Account (RSAs) registered in both the public and private sector organizations as at 31st December 2021 stood at 754,888 representing 7.92 per cent of the industry total.

From left: Board Directors, Gen. Bitrus Kwaji (Rtd), Muhammad Musa Makarfi, Lawal Aminu and Board Chairman Ibrahim Alhassan Babayo at the 17th AGM.

“Of the total RSAs, 453,466 had been funded as at the end of 2021, while the remaining are being engaged for funding,” He reiterated.

In terms of revenue, Premium Pension recorded a 8.33 percent increase to N8.483billion in 2021 from N7.831billion in 2020, resulting in a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of N2.999 billion, up by a marginal 1.00 percent year-on-year, while Profit After Tax (PAT) stood at N1.958 billion, a 3.58 percent decline from previous year levels.

From the profit, the Company Board of Directors approved dividend of N1.80 per share translating to N1.18 billion.

Babayo disclosed at the meeting that Premium Pension Limited closed the year 2021 as a net gainer in the transfer window in all quarters, stating that it was an outstanding feat, no doubt.

From left: Kayode Akande; Board Chairman Ibrahim Alhassan Babayo; Company Secretary, Nasiru Idris Shall and Executive Director Business Development North and Strategy, Kabir Ahmed Tijjani during the meeting.

He said, “out of 9,139 individuals that expressed interest to migrate their account to Premium Pension, 4,159 were transferred successfully, representing a conversion rate of 46 per cent. Those not transferred, as at the end of the year, was because of delays with data recapture, the only prerequisite for the process.”

According to him, for the entire year, a total of N16.05 billion was transferred to Premium Pension, representing 9.35 per cent of the total assets transferred within the industry.

In his remark, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Umar Sanda Mairami expressed appreciation to the Board for their untiring support to the Management team and entire Staff of the Company towards uplifting the performance geared towards building a robust PFA. He further assured that the Company would be consistent in offering premium experience to its Members.

The meeting was well attended by Shareholders, members of the Board, Executive Management, representative of the National Pension Commission (PenCom) and Messrs. KPMG Professional Services.

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