PENCOM Hands Off Management Of First Guarantee Pensions Limited 

…Returns PFA To Reconstituted Board

Yemisi Izuora

The National Pension Commission (Commission) PENCOM, has formally handed over

First Guarantee Pension Limited (the PFA), to its reconstituted Board of Directors.

The new board has as its chairman Alh. Kashim Ibrahim Imam, and Hon. TsegbaTerngu, Hon. Ahmed Salik, Dr. Pat Asadu, and Hon. George I. Ozodinobi as members.

The agency made a regulatory intervention in First Guarantee Pension Limited which resulted, among other things, in the appointment of an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to superintend over the affairs of the PFA.

In a statement PENCOM announced that it has concluded its intervention measures.

The intervention was undertaken in August 2011 based on the findings of the Routine and Special examinations carried out by the Commission.

The conclusion of the intervention was as a result of the judgement delivered by the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division on Thursday, 30 April, 2020, in the three Appeals filed by the Commission, the Attorney-General of the Federation and the PFA, against the judgment of the Federal High Court that nullified the Commission’s regulatory measures.

The Court of Appeal’s decision upheld the Appeals, thereby setting aside the judgment of the Federal High Court in its entirety.

Thus, the judgment of the Court of Appeal validates the regulatory actions taken by the Commission in 2011.

Concurrently, the Commission has dissolved the Interim Management Committee it appointed on 12 August, 2011.

The Commission also assured all clients of the PFA that the company has been returned to normality.

The Commission further reassured pension contributors and the general public that it is alive to its responsibility of ensuring the safety of the pension industry at all times.

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