Senate confirms appointment of PenCom DG & Others - PensionNigeria

Senate confirms appointment of PenCom DG & Others

Senate at the plenary session, on Tuesday 20 October 2020, confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominations for appointments as Chairman, Director General and Commissioners of the National Pension Commission (PenCom). The confirmation was sequel to the presentation and consideration of the report of Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters.

Report of the Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters

Confirmation of the Nomination of the following persons for Appointment as Chairman, Director-General and Executive Commissioners for the National Pension Commission by Senator Ibrahim Shekarau. Senator Ibrahim Shekarau moves that the Senate do receive and consider the report of the Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters on the Confirmation of the Nomination of the following persons for Appointment as Chairman, Director-General and Executive Commissioners for the National Pension Commission.

1. Dr. Oyindasola Oluremi Oni – Kwara State- North Central – Chairman
2. Aisha Dahir-Umar – Adamawa State – North East – Director General
3. Hanna Hanney Musa Musawa – Katsina State – North West – Commissioner
4. Clement Oyedele Akintola – Ondo State – South West – Commissioner
5. Ayim C. Nyerere – Abia State – South East – Commissioner
6. Charles Efe Sylvester Emukowhate – Delta State – South South – Commissioner

Senator Orker Jev seconds that the Senate do receive and consider the report of the Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters on the Confirmation of the Nomination of the aforementioned persons for Appointment as Chairman, Director General and Executive Commissioners for the National Pension Commission.

Senator Ibrahim Shekarau lays and presents the report.

Senate dissolved into the Committee of the Whole to consider the report of the Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters on the Confirmation of the Nomination of the following persons for Appointment as Chairman, Director General and Executive Commissioners for the National Pension Commission.

The nomination of Dr. Oyindasola Oluremi Oni is CONFIRMED as Chairman of the National Pension Commission.

The nomination of Aisha Dahir-Umar is CONFIRMED as Director-General of the National Pension Commission.

The nomination of Clement Oyedele Akintola is CONFIRMED as Commissioner of the National Pension Commission.

The nomination of Ayim C. Nyerere is CONFIRMED as Commissioner of the National Pension Commission.

The nomination of Charles Efe Sylvester Emukowhate is CONFIRMED as Commissioner of the National Pension Commission.

Senate however stood down the confirmation of the nomination of Hanna Hanney Musa Musawa as a Commissioner because she was unable to present to the Committee a copy of her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Certificate.

Senator Abaribe, (PDP Abia), before the confirmation of the nominees made a case for the re-visiting of the screening of the nominees. He noted that the nominee for the position of Director General of PenCom should have been picked from the South East region, following the non completion of the tenure of the former director-general who was from the region.

Senators from North East like Ali Ndume (APC Boronu) and Aishatu Dahiru (APC Adamawa), however, argued that it was within the prerogative of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to appoint people into positions based on existing laws.

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