The Challenges Militating Against the Adoption of Pre-retirement Training of Retirees in Nigeria

M. Ayodele Bello


The main thrust of this paper is to give an overview of the challenges faced by retirees in in selected Federal Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria after retirement. Data for this study were collected from both primary and secondary sources. A total number of 337 questionnaire were administered representing 20% of the total population of 1684 using probability proportion to size technique was used in order to have balanced views of the respondents and the data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics. Results from the study showed that Nine (9) possible challenges which were presented to the respondents in the questionnaire. These challenges are: Poor funding of the training programme; apathy on the part of trainees; corruption/ mismanagement of funds for the training programme; inadequacy of data on retirees fot the training programme; inadequate Civil Society Organisations’ participation in the programme; absence of managerial skills by retirees to cope with the demands of entrepreneurship; poor coordination of the training programme; and misappropriation of funds from gratuities into other uses by retirees. This study therefore recommends that government should provide more funds; be more committed to the programme; intending retirees should be well informed about the treining programme; timing of pre-retirement training should come should come early at least twice between 7-10 years as against 3-5 years before retirement. All these will enable the intending retirees to prepare for obvious eventuality after retirement.


Pre-retirement; Pre-retirement anxiety; Retirement; Post-retirement and Pension

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