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DG not involved in fraud, says PenCom

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The National Pension Commission, PenCOM, has dismissed documents in circulation purporting that its Director-General, Mrs. Aisha Dahir-Umar, spent millions of dollars on travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement, PenCom described said the accusation against the director-general was a figment of the imagination of its promoters.

It maintained that Dahir-Umar could not get the ‘humongous estacodes’ even if she spent two years outside the country.

PenCom said, “Management would like to alert the public to the renewed campaign of outrageous falsehood against the National Pension Commission and its Director-General, Mrs Aisha Dahir-Umar, over some imagined financial impropriety.

“Although the promoters of this fiction went to the extent of manufacturing documents and listing non-existent bank accounts to make the fabrication look real, a fiction remains a fiction and can never become the truth no matter how many times it is repeated and recycled.”

The report alleged that the director-general was paid millions of dollars as a travel allowance for foreign trips she did not embark upon in 2020.

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