Premium Pension takes campaign to NYSC Camp

The Company’s Head, Corporate Communications, Paddy Ezeala, in a statement made available to The Guardian said in a bid to achieve the target, the firm paid a visit to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Iyana Ipaja, Lagos.PHOTO: NAN


A leading Pension Fund Administrator (PFA), Premium Pension Limited, has concluded plans to target the youth in an effort to deepen the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), and widen its attraction.

The Company’s Head, Corporate Communications, Paddy Ezeala, in a statement made available to The Guardian said in a bid to achieve the target, the firm paid a visit to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Iyana Ipaja, Lagos.

The Chief Marketing Officer, Kabir Tijjani, said the contributory pension scheme is most beneficial and yields the most results on retirement if contribution is started early enough in one’s career, adding that gone are the days when pension was only associated with old age.

He told the Youth Corps members that the firm has designed a campaign tagged, ‘Make it Happen’, which is geared towards promoting skills acquisition as a guarantee to the good life in future.

“Our Make it Happen celebrates ‘Made in Nigeria’ businesses. Through the campaign, we will promote and support youth corpers with entrepreneurial skills,” he said.He said the campaign is in form of a competition that requires entrants or participants to make a one-minute video displaying their business or skill. This video is then uploaded on Twitter or Instagram with the Make it Happen hashtag.

The most inspiring of these entries after evaluation by a panel of judges wins a cash price of two hundred and fifty thousand naira. There are also other consolation prizes.

Ezeala said the company is complementing the Federal Government’s programmes emphasising entrepreneurship, skill acquisition and resourcefulness.He maintained that the state of the economy challenges everyone to look inwards, as there are immense opportunities, which only the resourceful and creative can see, adding that the most successful people today are those who have adopted measures to bring out the best in themselves.

“Not even the quest for regular white collar jobs should preclude people from being resourceful and entrepreneurial. The future is brightest when you adopt the right mind set, and measures early enough including keying into the Contributory Pension Scheme,” he added.

Premium Pension is one of the pioneers with regional offices and branches spread across Nigeria. The company manages 738,736 Retirement Savings Accounts (RSAs), and 46,941 retirees, and has paid almost N119 billion in retirement benefits, while having pension Assets Under Management (AUM) in excess of N460 billion.

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