Pension funds: Leading a quiet Nigerian revolution

Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, Director-General, Nigeria’s Pension Commission. Credit:

For someone who oversees billions of dollars in pension funds and pilots sweeping reforms in Africa’s biggest economy, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu did not shout her credentials from the roof tops when she visited The Africa Report’s office in Paris.

She spoke at a meeting at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development a couple of kilometres away and has been urging African states to coordinate more effectively on pension reform and build up funds that can be used for cross-border development and investment.

Since being confirmed as director general of Nigeria‘s National Pension Commission last October, Anohu-Amazu has been stepping up her diplomatic efforts in a bid to attract more investors into Africa’s markets.

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