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Retirees and beneficiaries in Niger: Suspension of XOF payments

9 August 2023

Due to sanctions imposed on Niger by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), XOF (West African CFA franc) payments to Niger cannot be made at this time. 

In view of this, the Fund will put a temporary hold on all XOF payments into Niger effective with the August 2023 benefit payment. The Fund is exploring alternative XOF payment channels and will provide updates on its website once new information becomes available.

For beneficiaries who have a non-XOF bank account in their name and wish to receive their pension payments into that account, please submit payment instructions to the Fund so that we may update your records and remit the funds accordingly.

To update your payment instructions, please complete Form PF.23 and return it to the Fund. If you are registered with Member Self-Service (MSS), please upload the completed form to MSS. Due to the present situation, the Fund will also accept the completed form sent via email to [email protected]. If sending via email, please also include (1) a copy of your valid passport, driver’s license, or other government-issued identification document with your photo and signature and (2) a copy of your Bank Statement/Document with account details and your name.

Should you have any questions/concerns, please contact us at the contact details provided on our Contact Us webpage here.

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