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COVID-19: We are adopting digital verification for prospective retirees – PenCom




The National Pension Commission (PenCom) announced that it has commenced a digital pre- retirement verification/enrolment exercise for employees of federal government treasury-funded ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) that are due to retire from service between January- December 2021. gathered that the exercise will start in the first quarter of 2021 (Q1 2021).

A statement made available on PenCom’s website, ( noted that the difficulties of the coronavirus outbreak in the country had made it impossible for it to physically conduct the verification/enrolment process.

The commission said it is facilitating an electronic process for easy authentication of soon-to-be retired civil servants.

The commission explained that the new process will have two options, namely self-assisted or the pension fund administrator (PFA) assisted option.

The statement read: “The self-assisted option entails a prospective retiree scanning original copies of all relevant documents required for the exercise and uploading these documents to the Enrolment web portal located on the Commission’s website (

“After carrying out this process, the retiree is required to visit his/her PFA for the verification and validation of the submitted documents.

“If a prospective retiree chooses the PFA assisted option, he/she is required to initiate and conclude the Verification/Enrolment process by visiting his/her PFA to verify and validate all relevant original documents to enable the PFA upload these documents to the Commission’s Enrolment portal on behalf of the prospective retiree.”

The commission maintined that the details of the verification process will be published on its website and national newspapers on or before March 31, 2021.


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