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NPA reaffirms staff retirement preparedness, continues retirees verifications

Just as the verification of retirees of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) continues seamless across formations in Nigeria, the management has reaffirmed its position on preparing its workforce towards an appreciable and stress free retirement.

Addressing cross section of the upcoming set of retirees in a sensitization and awareness programme held recently in Lagos, the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman, who was represented by the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Mohammed Bello Koko enjoined the retirees to ensure they carefully embark on future ventures so as to optimally utilize the array of financial benefits accruable to them.

Giving insights through her paper titled; ‘Know your retirement plan’, she averred that the talk shop had been carefully designed to positively impact them mostly because it had been perfected in collaboration with experts in retirement management.

Leading pension managing firm present at the event include IEI Anchor Pension Managers Limited, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited, First Bank Commercial Limited and select team of insurers as facilitators alongside the NPA’s Superannuation and Investment Division.

Bala Usman explained that it is expected that they would tap into the vast experience of the resource persons, noting that the project is laid out for execution on an annual basis to help would be retirees in the areas of effective preparedness towards retirement for better management of their benefits.

She added that the participants were made up of the pool of would be retirees and retired officers of NPA globally for the 2017 fiscal year. The event would eventually cascade to the Port locations nationwide.

Continuing, she disclosed that the workshop would adequately equip the retirees with skills and techniques to manage their lives effectively in the next vista. They would also be able to key into the right options to adopt to help them invest wisely towards living comfortably in retirement.

According to her, the sensitization, an interactive and transparent event is designed to further sharpen the skills of those concerned in order to gainfully run ventures and investments they step into after retirement.

She said that the retirees also would be placed on the best pedestal at effectively managing their portfolios prioritizing dividends of post public service for a better life.