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Senate confirms appointment of Dahir-Umar as DG PenCom

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DG of PenCom,
DG of PenCom, Aisha Dahir-Umar

The Senate has appointed Aisha Dahir-Umar, as the substantive Director-General of the National Pension Commission Board DG PenCom amidst #ENDSARS protests across Nigeria.

The Senate also confirmed the appointment of Dr. Oyindasola Oluremi Oni, from North Central as the Chairman.

The appointment of Clement Akintola (South-West); Ayim Nyerere (South-East) and Charles Emukowhale (South-South), as commissioners of the PenCom board, has been confirmed also.

Meanwhile, the upper chamber stood down the confirmation of Hannatu Musa (North-West) because she was unable to present her discharge certificate from the National Youths Service Corps.

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Minority Leader of the Senate, who was against Dahir-Umar’s confirmation, said since her predecessor did not complete her tenure, the position should be occupied by somebody from the South-East, where Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, whose five-year tenure was truncated, hailed from.

Addressing Abaribe’s argument, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, explained that the constitutional provisions relied upon by those who are kicking against the DG’s appointment was not valid because the tenure of Anohu-Amazu’s board had expired before the appointment of Dahir-Umar.

The Senate disclosed this on Tuesday, October 20, through its official Twitter handle. Read the tweets below:

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