From left: Acting Head of Service, Lagos State, Folasade Adesoye, Commissioner, Inspectorate; PenCom, Professor Mohammed Kaoje; Chairman Premium Pension Limited, Aliyu Dikko and Managing Director Wilson Ideva at the commissioning of the firm’s Lagos Island Regional Office.
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Chuks Udo Okonta
Premium Pension Limited, one of the leading Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) in the country, on Thursday unveiled an Ultra Modern Regional Office in Lagos, to cater for clients within Lagos Island; Ikoyi and Victoria Island.
The Director General National Pension Commission (PenCom) Chinelo Anohu- Amazu who was represented by the Commissioner, Inspectorate (PenCom) Professor Mohammed Kaoje, lauded the giant strides made by the firm, especially in the area better service delivery to retirees.
The firm was also commended for esteeming ethical practices and spread, which had helped brought services to retirees.
Acting Head of Service, Lagos State, Folasade Adesoye, also applauded the firm for its contributions to the development of the pension industry, stressing that the new office will not only add value to pension contributors/retirees, but also add value to Lagos State by way of employment.
Chairman of the company, Aliyu Dikko, said though the road to success has not been smooth, the company is working assiduously to achieve its vision and mission which are centered on superior customer satisfaction in active and retirement life through best practice.
He said in line with the vision of the company, it has implemented a number of initiatives which has led to major milestone in the pension industry. These achievement he said were made possible due to the commitments and dedication of its board, management, staff and support of shareholders of the company.
He applauded the PenCom for its efficiency and support, adding that without prompt regulation and guidance the company and the industry would not have been where they are today.
He assured the commission of its policy of zero tolerance to non-compliance with regulatory requirement.
The Managing a Director of the firm, Wilson Ideva, said the company has paid a total of N118 billion as benefits to retirees/client and has in excess of 16, 000 retirees in its pay roll.
He noted that the firm had established 20 branch network and 23 pension centres across the entire 36 states of the federation with its head office in Abuja.
According to him the establishment of standard branch offices nationwide, is to bring premium services closer to clients.
“The new office will afford us the opportunity to serve its existing RSA holders better and equally provide them the platform for our potential RSA holders such as the movie industry, sports, professional group and high net worth self- employed specs list and provide them the chance to enroll under the Contributory Pension Scheme thereby ensuring real rest at retirement,” he said.
Ideva stressed that the office was established with state of the arts facilities in terms of technology and strong human capital, noting that the office will afford the firm the opportunity to serve existing Retirement Saving Account (RSA) holders better.