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 JFRM  Vol.8 No.3 , September 2019
The Nigerian Contributory Pension Market: A Review of Compliance Status across the Federation
Abstract:
The paper reviews the compliance status of the Federal, State and private sector pension systems in Nigeria after the reform in 2004 that changed the funding strategy from pay-as-you-go to the contributory modality. It first spotlighted the grim factors of the old pension system that made reform inevitable. The paper in the main argues that compliance with the provisions of the law remains the only guarantee of workers’ retirement future. It further points out the specific role labour leadership must play in this regard. The paper disclosed that the observed failure to implement the provisions of the law across the tiers, especially the federal and state government segments, arose in part due to a conspiracy of factors, including, recession, legislative loopholes, supervisory negligence, and absence of sustained engagement of labour leadership with employers across the tiers. The paper therefore concludes by recommending a more focused engagement strategy by labour leadership and a stricter penalty that makes default in making contributions less attractive.
Cite this paper: Odo, C. , Orga, C. and Ozoemenam, K. (2019) The Nigerian Contributory Pension Market: A Review of Compliance Status across the Federation. Journal of Financial Risk Management, 8, 163-176. doi: 10.4236/jfrm.2019.83011.
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