The Nigeria Pension Fund Assets under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) have accumulated N186 billion in five months.
This came to the public through a data obtained from the National Pension Commission (PenCom). It shown that as at May 31, 2021, the pension fund assets stood at N12.5 trillion from N12.306 recorded last year December.
In the same fold, the number of Retirement Savings Account (RSA) holders as at the end of May, this year stood at 9.35 million from 9.21 recorded as at the same period of CPS. Contributors, under the scheme stand at 14,000, showing a positive growth.
Likewise, the Pension Fund Assets (PFAs) as at May had invested N8.34 trillion in Federal Government’s Securities.
A closer look at invested fund showed that out of the N8.34 trillion invested in FGN Securities, FGN Bonds got N7.67 trillion followed by the local money market securities which got N1.65 trillion; and Bank Placements, N1.53 trillion.
Further breakdown showed Corporate Debt Securities got N836.34 billion; Treasury Bills got N551.6 billion; Agency Bonds got N14.8 billion; Sukuk N91.4 billion and Green Bonds N13.9 billion.
Domestic Ordinary Shares got N821.3 billion, Foreign Ordinary Shares N103.6 billion, State Government Securities N117.4 billion; Foreign money market, N18.69 billion; Infrastructure Funds N66.43 billion; Commercial Papers, N156.69 billion and Cash and other assets N122.79 billion.
The Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) was established under the Pension Reform Act of 2004. It mandates a minimum contribution of 10 and eight percent of employees’ monthly emolument by the employer and employee respectively.
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