EFCC plans national workshop on eradicating pensions fraud –spokesman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in collaboration with stakeholders in the industry, is to hold a two-day sensitization workshop on, “Eradication fraud in Nigeria”, from Oct.5 to Oct. 6, in Abuja.

The Commission’s spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, who announced this in a statement made available to the Agency Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday, in Ilorin, added that the event had been scheduled for the NAF Conference centre, Abuja.

He said that the workshop aimed to serve as a platform for sensitization and practical exchange information, on how to eradicate fraud in the country.

Uwajaren quoted the EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, as saying that the workshop would help highlight the areas corrupt practices in administration and collectively develop strategies to curb the menace, which is threatening the country’s pensions industry.

The spokesman said that the Secretary to the Government the Federation, Boss Mustapha, anti-corruption agencies, Legislators and the National Commission (PenCom) were expected to grace the occasion.

Other participants expected at the workshop include; officials from the Military Pensions Board; Police Pensions Board; and the Records Office the Head Civil Service the Federation.

Also, expected are: the Federal Ministry Finance; Budget Office; National Union Pensioners (NUP); Transitional Arrangement Directorate, (PTAD); Retirement Benefit Advisors; Fund Administrators and Civil Society Organisations. (NAN)