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PenCom Probe: Reps Summon CBN, Finance Minister, Others

The House of Representatives committee probing the activities of the National Pension Commission (PenCom) since April 2017 till date has summoned heads of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), ministry of finance and civil service of the federation to an investigative hearing.

It will be recalled an ad-hoc Committee headed by Hon. E.J. Agbonayinma, had in a letter titled “Request for Information,” to the Acting Director-General of PenCom, Aisha Umar, and dated January 21, requested confidential information on the Contributory Pension Fund.

However, the panel in a letter signed by Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, chairman of the committee inviting Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor, and Zainab Ahmed, finance minister called on the agencies to bring relevant documents regarding the ongoing probe to its next sitting scheduled for February 7, 2019.

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“We are not leaving any part untouched as we are going to conduct a thorough investigative hearing that is water-tight,” Agbonayinma said.

The committee also summoned the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and all representatives of agencies and institutions of the governing board of PENCOM.

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