The Adamawa State Government has been urged to key into the contributory pension scheme in order to seamlessly tackle problems being faced by pensioners in the state.
The Executive Director, Business Development and Strategy, Premium Pension, Mr. Kabir Ahmed disclosed this at an interactive session organized for pension stakeholders from Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba states in Yola.
Ahmed explained that with huge number of retirees, the easiest way to sustain the payment of pension to retirees in public and private sectors is through the contributory scheme.
“We have opened channel of communication with people that matter in Adamawa state and will continue to encourage the state to embrace contributory pension,” Ahmed said.
He said the aim of the interactive session organized by the company is to interact with stakeholders particularly the pension desk officers, human resources managers and to keep them abreast of happenings in the pension sector in the country.
“They will in turn be in the position to enlighten their colleagues in various organizations and that would reduce the number of complaints that escalated to us and by extension also the complaints that goes to the National Pension Commission (PENCOM),” he stated.
Speaking at the interactive session, the Acting Northeast Zonal Head of Pension Office, Mr. Kasim Umar, lauded Premium Pension for enlightening the stakeholders towards better service.
“As you know, capacity building in the industry is very key and this particular event for pension desk officers responsible for liaising between contributors and PENCOM as well as Pension Fund Managers (PFAs) is very vital,” he stated.