A new twist is apparently in the offing concerning the disappearance, re-appearance, reinstatement and promotion of Abdulrasheed Maina, the former Chairman on Pension Reforms Task Team.
Abdulrasheed Maina and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami
The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has denied having any involvement in the reinstatement of the former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.
He said the letter giving clear directives on the reinstatement of the former chairman, couldn’t have genuinely emanated from his office.
He made this known when the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the case, commenced hearing on Thursday.
The AGF and the Minister of Justice also alleged that there is an existing pension fraud syndicate made up of politicians, legislators, retired civil servants.
According to them, Maina was part of the syndicate and had a fall out with them and now the group is working hard to ensure that their activities are not exposed.
The Head of Service of the federation, Mrs. Winfred Oyo Ita has insisted that there was a letter from the AGF to the Federal Civil Service Commission directing Maina’s reinstatement.
Similarly, the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdularaman Danbazzua dissociated himself and his ministry from Miana’s entire saga, saying that “the Ministry had no hand in the matter”.
Present at today’s hearing were: the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau; the Head of Service, Winifred E. Oyo-Ita; and a representative of the Inspector General of Police.