The proposed mortgage financing by the National Pension Commission (PenCom), which would enable pension contributors’ access part of their fund to own houses, is dependent on the National Assembly.
Officers of the Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp) at a media parley in Lagos said the proposal is contained in the pension reform bill that is presently before the National Assembly. They noted that the initiative will take effect if only it is passed into law.
Acting Director-General of the Commission, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, last year, disclosed that the commission was exploring the possibility of allowing contributors to utilise part of their Retirement Savings Accounts (RSA) balances to part-finance the acquisition of low-cost houses.
She noted that when the initiative comes on stream contributors from states that are complying with the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) would leverage on it to own their homes.