NANS passes vote of confidence in PenCom director-general

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has passed a vote of confidence in the director-general and chief executive officer of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Aisha Dahir-Umar.
Speaking at a press conference, the NANS Senate President, Mr. Felix Nnalue admitted that the union’s recent Freedom of Information (FOI) letter on the alleged annual expenditure of fourteen billion naira on personnel costs was not only misleading but wasn’t backed by any fact.

The union had threatened to stage daily mass protests against PenCom should the pension regulator fail to furnish it with the details demanded in the FOI.

However, Mr. Nnalue said that after carefully reviewing its allegations against PenCom, NANS found that there was some misconceptions and blamed it on lack of inattentiveness that played out at the National Assembly when the lawmakers recently invited officials of PenCom to seek clarification on issues as part of their oversight functions.