CONTRIBUTORY PENSION SCHEME ON NIGERIA ECONOMIC GROWTH
Abstract:This study was embarked upon to provide empirical evidence on the effect of contributory pension scheme on economic growth in Nigeria. Data for the study were secondary sourced from various records of PenCom Annual Reports and CBN Bulletin (database). The data were computed with the use of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). It was concluded that pension fund assets and pension contribution /savings mobilized over the years have positive and insignificant impact on economic growth. The implication of this finding is that the authorities concerned have not been able to use the pension fund asset and savings mobilized to boost economic growth in Nigeria. It was therefore recommended that, there should be more emphasis on the management of pension assets in the capital market as well as government bond, real estate and investment trust to boost Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country (Nigeria). Secondly, there should be prompt reconciliation between Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) and Pension Fund Custodians. This will bring transparency and accountability to the system. Finally, PenCom should ensure effective monitoring, supervision and enforcement of the provision of the PRA 2004, which are the inevitable ingredients in the Contributory Pension Scheme towards Gross Domestic Product (GDP).