MISSION: To guarantee retirement assistance to priests who are elderly and the terminally ill through the provision of suitable social security.
VISION: A life of wellbeing for priests in old age and infirmity.
Opus Securitas is the Pension scheme for the diocesan priests in Nigeria. The idea of Opus Securitatis came in the early 1970s, with a proposal put forward to open a Pension Fund for Clergy by some of the Churches in mission territories which were already receiving assistance from Missio-Aachen in Germany. This was adopted and approved by the Superior Council of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) and Opus Securitatis was launched in May 1976. In May 2003, the General Assembly of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) decided to de-centralise Opus Securitatis and make it the responsibility of the respective diocesan Bishop or national Bishops Conference. The Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples in his letter of May 25, 2004 strongly recommended that the new system of pension for the local clergy be organized for all the Arch/Dioceses together by the National Bishops Conference in order to guarantee economic stability and better administration.