By Maduka Nweke
Leading Pension Fund Administrators, Premium Pension Limited, has unveiled an ultra modern regional Office in Lagos, to cater for clients within Lagos Island, Ikoyi and Victoria Island.
The Director General, National Pension Commission (PenCom) Chinelo Anohu- Amazu, who was represented by the Commissioner, Inspectorate (PenCom), Professor Mohammed Kaoje, at the commissioning event lauded the giant strides made by the firm, especially in the area of service delivery to retirees.
Kaoje also commended the company for enhancing ethical practices and spread, which had helped to bring services to retirees.
Acting Head of Service, Lagos State, Folasade Adesoye, also applauded the firm for its contributions to the development of the pension industry, stressing that the new office will not only add value to pension contributors/retirees, but also add value to Lagos State by way of employment.
Also speaking on the occasion, chairman of the company, Aliyu Dikko, said though the road to success has not been smooth, Premium Pension was working assiduously to achieve its vision and mission centred on superior customer satisfaction in active and retirement life through best practice.
He said in line with the vision of the company, it has implemented a number of initiatives which has led to major milestone in the pension industry. These achievement he said were made possible due to the commitments and dedication of its board, management, staff and support of shareholders of the company.
He applauded PenCom for its efficiency and support, adding that without prompt regulation and guidance the company and the industry would not have been where they are today. He assured the commission of its policy of zero tolerance to non-compliance with regulatory requirement.
Also speaking the Managing a Director of the firm, Wilson Ideva, said the company has paid a total of N118 billion as benefits to retirees/client and has in excess of 16, 000 retirees in its pay roll.
He noted that the firm had established 20 branch network and 23 pension centres across the 36 states of the federation with its head office in Abuja.