As at the end of July 2017, the fund increased to about N6.5 trillion from N6.4 trillion it stood at as at April ending.
Moreover, LEADERSHIP gathered that between April and June this year, there were 97,713 Retirement Savings Account (RSA) holders registered under the new pension scheme, with 77,023 contributors from the private sector.
9,148 workers from the federal government registered under the CPS, while state governments recorded 11,542 contributors, thus, increasing the total number of pension contributors from inception of the scheme till now to 7.6 million.
In the same vein, report has it that between April and June, 2017, the pension fund gained about N7.5 billion as private sector added N4.1 billion to the pension pool, with states contributing N1.5 billion, while the federal government added N1.8 billion to the pension funds.
The fund is growing despite the fact that federal government has accumulated about N200 billion pension arrears under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) and Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), even as most states as well as some companies in the private sector are still defaulting in remittance to RSAs of their workers