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Premium Pension strengthens board with four new directors

Premium Pension strengthens board with four new directors

Premium Pension Limited, a Pension Fund Administrator in Nigeria has added four people to its board in a strategic effort to provide excellent services and position for greater heights.

The new appointees are Mohammed A. Abubakar, former governor of Bauchi State and a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN); Sale Yunusa, an architect; Mohammed Jibrin Barde and. Bappayo Yahaya, all new non-executive directors of the company.

Mohammed Abubakar is a legal luminary and astute administrator. He obtained his first degree in Law from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and his master’s degree from the University of Jos, solidifying his foundational knowledge in the field. He further honed his skills with a certification in Legal Drafting from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. In recognition of his enormous contributions to legal and scholarly achievements, he was conferred with the prestigious title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

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Abubakar brings a wealth of legal expertise and extensive experience in public service to his role as a Director at Premium Pension.

Sale Yunusa is a seasoned architect with a wealth of experience spanning over four decades. He was the former general manager/chief executive of the Bauchi State Housing Authority. He joined the defunct Urban Development Bank of Nigeria Plc in 1992 as an assistant general manager and retired in 2008 as the managing director/CEO of the bank. His visionary leadership, coupled with his extensive knowledge and experience, make him a valuable asset to Premium Pension Limited.

Muhammad Barde is a distinguished professional in finance, risk management, law, and international business, with degrees from renowned institutions such as the University of Abuja, Imperial College London, Harvard Business School, New York University, and the University of Birmingham.

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With a career spanning various financial institutions, including Union Bank of Nigeria and Citibank N.A., Barde’s visionary leadership led to the establishment of SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited in 2015. Barde’s deep understanding of global finance and risk management, coupled with his strategic insights, positions him as a valuable asset to Premium Pension Limited.

With a robust educational background and a distinguished career spanning several decades, Bappayo Yahaya is known for his strategic acumen and leadership prowess. He earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Ahmadu Bello University in 2009, following his first degree in Business Administration from the University of Abuja in 2005. Before this, he obtained a National Certificate in Education in Business Education from the Federal College of Education (Tech.) Gombe.

A dedicated professional, Bappayo is a proud member of both the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN) and the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), underscoring his commitment to excellence in his field.