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The State Head of Service, Dr. Vivian Uma has enjoined the National Pension commission to give the State the right Pension Fund Administrators to identify with.

Dr. Uma who stated this during an interactive session in his office with members of the South East National Pension Commission led by Mr. Michael Ene, pointed out that Pencom should also advise the State on the number to register with, adding that the Commission needs to fortify itself to ensure smooth establishment of the programme in the State.

Contributing, the Chairman Abia State Public Service Negotiating Council, Comrade Chris Okoro noted that the argument at the House of Assembly Public hearing ended at 13% from government while workers will contribute 5%. He expressed hope that the bill will soon be passed into law.

Speaking earlier, the regional Head, South east National Pension Commission, Mr. Michael Ene, said they are in the State to inform the State Head of Service of the Director General of Pencom’s intention to witness the signing into law of the Pencom bill in the State as well as showcase the State’s economic potentials.

Mr. Ene also disclosed that one of the benefits the State will gain from Federal Government, is the ability to access the #900 million infrastructure gap which is given to States that are into contributory pension scheme, assuring that Pencom will be glad to establish an office in Abia if provided with land.

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