Pensioners Cry Out Against Pension Fund Manipulations: “Allow Us To Withdraw Our Savings If We Wish”

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  • PENSION FUND ADMINISTRATORS ARE EXPLOITING US!!!
  • All of us will get old one day…in a few years to come, it will be your turn!
  • The current pension manipulations should be stopped by Nigerians now!

*National Pension Commission

PEGASUS REPORTERS, LAGOS | APRIL 11, 2022

I was very happy when the Senate recently made a move to amend the Pensions Act to enable Nigerians to withdraw up to seventy-five per cent of their cumulative savings. The liberty should even extend to allowing pensioners to withdraw their whole sum if he/she so wish. The law could also give pensioners the liberty to either withdraw their total sum or give the Pension Administrators the kind of investments they want with their hard-earned funds

After spending sixty years or thirty-five years of active service to your nation gathering all types of experiences in finance, administration etc. PFAs still term you as a novice; you don’t know how to handle your hard-earned entitlements!

I will make a simple illustration here: MR. A retires at sixty and has =N=20m as his savings. He accesses 50% of =N=20m which equals =N=10m. The balance =N=10m is to be spread over 180 months (15years) and MR. A earns =N=55,555 monthly for 15years and he stops earning anything because he is expected to die at 75. If MR. A will be allowed to have his total sum of =N=20m, ceteris paribus (all things being equal), he could invest in the Money Market or Government Treasure Bills. Currently and authoritatively =N=20m can fetch up to a maximum of 15%pa on a span of four consecutive 90 days tenor. Meaning =N=20m gives about =N=3m per annum. Divide =N=3m by 365 days and multiplying by 30 days gives MR. A, a monthly earning of =N=246,575 without depleting his capital of =N=20m

Why have we been quiet? Nigerians should wake up from this very deep slumber. The sum given to an average pensioner is not up to the interest the Administrators make on his/her savings. This manipulation/exploitation made PFA among the most lucrative businesses in Nigeria currently.

Please share this widely to save ourselves at old age. The National Assembly should save the Nigerian elders now!
This is a call to save us all from EXPLOITATION AND CORRUPTION BY PFAs

– By Uwaifor Oga (FB Wall)

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