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Mrs Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, Director-General, National Pension Commission (PENCOM) on Saturday bagged the 2016 Sun Newspapers Public Service Award.

Anohu-Amazu, while receiving the award at a ceremony in Lagos, dedicated it to the workers, who she said, toiled day and night for growth in the country.

She said that the present state of the pension industry in Nigeria was as a result of the hard work, passion and commitment to service delivery.

The PENCOM chief recalled that her journey to the pension industry started 13 years ago, while working with the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE).

According to her, every enterprise the PBE wanted to sell then had a pension deficit which made investors to want to buy it for a pittance.

“After a series of efforts under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the 2004 Pension Act was born and PENCOM was created as the regulator,’’ she said.

The director general expreessed delight over the award, noting that the recognition came unexpectedly.
Sen. Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State, who presented the award to Anohu-Amazu, said that the Sun Newspapers have recognised her efforts in the development of the pension industry in Nigeria.

“The contributory pension scheme in Nigeria is a sacrifice of our today and our tomorrow. The pension industry has grown over the years,’’ Tinubu said.

He urged the PENCOM director-general to continue in her efforts and wished her the best in the success of the industry.

Earlier, the Chairman of the occasion, Chief Arthur Mbanefo, said that those who received the awards were selected because of their good character.
“The award recipients will not be recognised today if they were not role models and of good character.
“Let us inculcate discipline in our youths. There is the need for us to return to the basics and teach the youths internal discipline,’’ he said.

Mr Orji Uzor-Kalu, Chairman of the Sun Newspapers, said that the number of people that received the awards indicated that Nigeria had the capacity to be a greater nation.
Uzor Kalu added that the award recipients were selected based on votes.



5 Comments
  • vic

    AWARD TO THIS DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR LOOTING THE PENSION FUNDS??????

    SHE IS TOTALLY REDUNDANT AND IS OVERDUE FOR SACKING BY BUHARI FOR AIDING AND ABETTING PENSION FRAUD IN COLLABORATION WITH JONATHAN BY SUCKING AWAY PENSION FUNDS TO FIGHT 2016 ELECTIONS BY JONATHAN.

    SHE FORMS A RING OF PENSION FRAUD AT PENCOM IN ABUJA AND NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED BY MR MAGU, CHAIRMAN OF EFCC, SACKED AND LOCKED UP.

    • Kosi Omasili

      The Award to this woman DG of Pension Commission is a well-deserved Public Service Award! The stakeholders in the Pension Industry totally support her innovative and exceptional leadership that has got our Pension Fund to hit over 5.3 trillion. If you can hear me clearly, Vic or whoever you may be, you are a clueless and senseless individual for making this stupid comment against this woman. Either you are one of those looters her pension reforms ended their looting spree or you are working for them. I sense you are angry because you people no longer have access to loot the pension funds anymore.

      • vic

        by these kind of remarks, you are only exposing your unhappy and abusive childhood confirming that you come from an abusive and unloved family. i feel sorry for you and would not take your abusive comments against you.
        have a good evening.

        • Kosi Omasili

          Truth is always very bitter. You know I told you the truth. It is so evident in this your comment that you do not have any defence to the facts I stated. And to further buttress your cluelessness and senselessness, I had the most amazing childhood, and I’m still enjoying my life, in a wonderful family. You should just shut up and leave this site because you are just a jobber who knows nothing about the Nigerian pension industry. Jump and pass, please.

          • vic

            continue to beat your own empty drum and have a happy abusive life as you have just demonstrated.

            remember abuses are part and parcel of your happy life, you are helpless to dispense with them.