Pension Fund Operators of Nigeria (PenOp), is set to change the dynamics of relationship with the media from 2021, and the front burner will be fitted exclusively with more knowledge and information sharing.
PenOp new found road map for bourgeoning media relationship was railroaded by Mrs. Amaka Andy-Azike, head, media, communications and branding committee, at the annual media parley in Lagos via webinar.
Speaking on the plans for the coming year, Andy-Azike, who is also the managing director, Fidelity Pension Managers Limited, said, “although the pandemic distorted a lot of things on our calendar this year, we have lined up a lot of programmes and are looking forward to more media interactions in the coming year.”
The PenOp statement relays her further, “the media and branding committee of PenOp plans to do a lot to improve on knowledge advocacy and information sharing provided that the pandemic gives way to more social interaction.
“We plan to have a pension awareness week, like a pension fair where operators attend to individuals on the spot with media partners available for coverage. We also intend to participate in World Saving Day to drive financial inclusion as 11%of the active workforce are enrolled in contributory and micro pension schemes and this number needs to improve,” she stated.
She commended the journalist for their contribution towards the growth of the industry and charged them to see themselves as partners for development. She also said that the media parley will not just be an annual event, but PenOp would create more avenues for journalist to meet with industry operators and regulators on an ongoing basis.
PenOp is an independent, non-government, non-political making body established to promote the operations of the pension industry, provide for self-regulation and ensure that international best practices relating to the industry are observed by the operators registered in Nigeria.
It is the umbrella association for all the licensed Pension Fund Custodians, Pension Fund Administrators and Closed Pension Fund Administrators operating in Nigeria.