Theme: Pension Fund Management and Administration.

Venue: Bayelsa State Guest House Plot Opposite Federal Ministry of Justice., 1038 Shehu Shagarl Way, Maitama, Abuja

Date: November 12th - 15th, 2019.
Fee: Participants based outside Nigeria $500 or Participants based in Nigeria N69,500


Conference Objective

The Federal Government of Nigeria has embarked on pension reforms in both the public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy. The purpose of the reforms is partly to shed the burden of pension payment liabilities, harmonize pension schemes in both sectors of the economy, ensure viable investment of pension funds and effect prompt payment of pension benefits. The reforms have created mixed feelings among Nigerian workers. There was at the outset a strong feeling among a segment of the workforce that they may lose out in the current dispensation of reforms. There is no doubt that the new pension scheme has come to stay. It is necessary to have an informed dialogue on the new pension scheme and its benefits to the workers, the employers and the Nigerian economy. This is required for appropriate response by Nigerian managers and workers and management of the new pension scheme. These form the rationale for this conference.

This conference has been designed to give greater insight into the new pension scheme and its various benefits to employers and employees alike, and to the Nigerian economy.

On completion, you will be able to:
· Understand pension principles and engender more robust pension scheme provision
· Apply best practice governance to ensure more effective management of pension scheme risks
· Design and implement change in pension schemes to make them more sustainable and with operationally efficient
· Shape objectives and informed decision-making on the proper investment of pension scheme assets
· Identify the specific opportunities and threats relating to investment of pension fund assets in the local market
· Identify the specific opportunities and threats relating to investment of pension fund assets:
– In domestic and overseas market
– In mainstream securities and private assets such as Private Equity and Infrastructure

Conference Outline

· Scheme types
· Scheme administration and governance
· The Recent Amendments to Pension Act: An Overview
· Changes in pension provision
· Funding and investment
· Portfolio management and performance measurement
· Legislation and regulation
· Offences, Penalties and Enforcement of the New Pension Scheme
· Implication of the New Scheme on Employers and Nigerian Workers
· Retirement Benefits in the New Reform
· Operation and Management of Retirement Savings Account
· The Role, Responsibilities, Functions and Operations of;
* Pension fund administrators
* Pension assets custodians
* National pension commission
* Pension departments
* Retirement accounting book and records
* Investment of Pension Funds

Delivery Method

Lectures, discussions, syndicate work, case studies, role-play and exercises. Audio-visual aids will be used to enhance learning.

Target Group :

Pension Desk Officers and Managers, Human Resource Managers, Pension Fund Custodians and Administrators, Accountants, Auditors, Lawyers, Pension Regulatory Agency, Trainers and others who perform related functions in both Public and Private Sectors



This Conference is non-residential. Participants are to lodge in hotels of their choice near the conference centre. A list of these Hotels will be provided on request.