Retirement in Nigeria comes with fear, anxiety- Iheama
As retirement draws near, most potential retirees are burdened with fear of the unknown, anxiety and near heart attack.
Speaking during the inauguration of the pioneer Council of the Institute of Retirement Management, Nigeria, in Abuja, recently, the Executive Director of the Institute, Dr. C. Iheama, said the unfounded fears leads to negative attitudes like complacency, falsification of records and large scale corruption.
“These fears need not be and therefore must be checked for the benefit of our society,” Dr. Iheama told the Council.
The Chairman of the Council, Alhaji Isa Bello Sali, said the Institute would serve as an advocacy group to address issues in the pension sector in the country.
Sali said the institute would be involved in capacity development for players in the pension industry as well as involve in robust engagement with stakeholders to ensure that retirees in the country are well taken care of.
A former Minister of National Planning, Professor Osita Ogbu, who inaugurated the Council, tasked members to look into retirement preparation for workers, database of retirees in the country and other key issues affecting retirement and pension in the country.