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Nigeria: Premium Pension appoints new chairman and directors

The Board of Directors of Premium Pension Limited has appointed General Bitrus Kwaji (rtd) as its new Chairman.

He replaced Mr. Ibrahim Alhassan Babayo, who retired.

Additionally, Senator Nenadi Esther Usman, DCG Garba Bala Makarfi (rtd), and Dr. Mansur Aleiro have been welcomed as Non-Executive Directors to the Board, as announced by Aliyu Mohammed Ali, Head of Corporate Communications at Premium Pension, in a statement.

In the statement, Gen. Kwaji (rtd), a former Army chief and a chartered accountant, holds degrees from institutions including Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria and Strayer University in Washington, D.C., United States.

Gen. Kwaji occupied sensitive positions during his 30 years’ sojourn in the Nigerian Army before he retired in 2014. They included the Group Managing Director, Nigerian Army Welfare Limitedd/Gte.

“Until his appointment as Chairman, Gen. Kwaji (rtd) chaired the Board Audit Committee as well as Finance and General Purposes Committee that had oversight over the development of the company’s Strategic Plan and periodic review and monitoring of its the implementation,’’ he added.

Dr. Usman has a distinguished record as a leader and a well-known public figure.

She holds a doctorate in Geography from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a Master’s in Strategy and Security Management.

She is an expert in administration and taxation.

Makarfi holds a Diploma in Library Science and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Library and Information Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.  Makarfi’s career is marked by notable achievements that have enhanced his expertise and leadership.

Aliero is a highly accomplished academic and a successful entrepreneur. He pursued his education at Usman Danfodio University in Sokoto and achieved his MSc and PhD degrees in 2012 and 2018, respectively, at the University Putra in Malaysia.

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