The National Pension Commission (PenCom) Director General, Aisha Dahir-Umar, has emerged Africa Public Sector Magazine’s “CEO of the Week” for the Month June 20th to 26th rankings.
The highly-rated CEO of the Week is a weekly accreditation of Top performing CEOs of Public institutions, MDAs of African governments, following their achievements and portfolios amongst other criteria for the best in performances and developments.
Following this week review, the exceptional and beautiful Mrs Aishat Dahir is a phenomenal woman who has over the years brought light and growth to the pension industry. PenCom has received great attention and awareness, the visible growth and development in the assets value, pension funds and contributors fund has grown and all thanks to her management and leadership.
Aishat Dahir has brought a positive turnaround to pension industry by increasing, repositioning and rebranding the Pension Commission, which has placed it growth to get better attention and commendable ratings with global pensioners.
She has achieved recognizable milestones some of which are;
1. Bringing the informal sector into the Contributory Pension Scheme.
2. Initiating the President in launching the Micro Pension Plan (MPP) in March 2019, MPP is a financial arrangement for pension services for self-employed persons and persons working in organisations with less than three employees.
3. Introducing the Multi-fund structure for retirement savings accounts. The multi-fund structure seeks to align a contributor’s risk tolerance or appetite with his or her investment return expectations, based on work life cycle.
4. The commission each year conducts Verification and Enrolment Exercise to obtain data and determine the accrued rights of FGN employees of the Treasury Funded MDA’s who would retire the following year.
Mrs Dahir is a go getter, a wonderful leader with great intellect and transparent in her term as the Director General of the Pension Commission. She has successfully made the agency a benchmark for success and a reference point, increased Return on Investment and attract more investors to invest in pension portfolios, amongst others.
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