The Senate has cautioned the nominees for headship of Pension Commission (PenCom) and two other Federal Government agencies not to assume duties until their nominations are confirmed.
The other agencies are Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Allied Offences Commission (ICPC).
A statement in Abuja by its spokesman, Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, the Senate insisted that the nominees had to be confirmed in accordance with provisions of the Constitution and laws establishing the agencies.
The nominees affected by the senate’s directive are, Ali Usman as Director-General, PenCom; Dr Mohammed Isah, Chairman, CBB and Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman, ICPC.
The statement said the leadership of the senate had been inundated with enquiries from individuals from across the country on the issue.
According to it, they are asking if the statement from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to that effect allows them to assume duty pending their confirmation.
It will be recalled that the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, had directed the newly appointed chairmen of the National Pension Commission, Code of Conduct Bureau, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission to resume duty.
He said the appointees are directed to resume duties in acting capacities pending their confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.