11 December 2020 by Remi Johnson
Minister of State for the FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has called on pension managers in FCTA to eradicate the delay in pension contribution remittances,
The minister who made this call at a two-day pension management system retreat organised by the FCT Area Council Staff Pension Board in collaboration with the National Pension Commission, also called for prompt payment of accrued pension benefits.
She also solicited for efficient management of the Life Assurance Scheme.
She therefore, commended the giant strides of the FCT Area Council Staff Pension Board in developing a sustainable service charter to guide staff, stakeholders and the public towards accessing prompt pension services, stressing that the provision of sustainable service was in line with the present administration’s next level agenda anchored on good governance.
Aliyu used the forum to task stakeholders and participants to assess the progress of contributory pension system in the FCT with a view to having a sustainable pension regime.
She urged the FCT Area Councils and agencies to domesticate performance assessment towards effective service delivery in line with Mr. President directive to introduce performance measurement at all levels of administration.
While speaking on the theme: “Service Charter a panacea for improved pension delivery”, the minister noted that this year’s edition was poised to discuss issues of service delivery and central transfer system introduced by the National Pension Commission.
She also called on stakeholders to come up with workable solutions to improve pension remittances and services in general.
Earlier, the FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, said the retreat would improve efficient service delivery within the area counils.
He called on the six Area Council Chairmen in the FCT to take pension matters seriously, stressed on the need for prompt remittances of all pension deductions to beneficiaries accounts, while charging participants to take advantage of the retreat to restrategize and reflect on better ways of resolving pension matters.