EFCC plans national workshop on eradicating pensions fraud –spokesman

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

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

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

Uwajaren quoted the EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, as saying that the workshop would help highlight the areas of 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 of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, anti- agencies, Legislators and the National Commission (PenCom) were expected to grace the occasion.

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

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