Monday, October 23, 2017

BREAKING: Buhari orders immediate disengagement of fugitive ex-Pension chief, Abdulrasheed Maina



President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered immediate disengagement of a wanted civil servant, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, from service.

The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate disengagement from service of Mr Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms.

“In a memo to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the President equally demanded a full report of the circumstances of Maina's recall and posting to the Ministry of Interior.

“The report is to be submitted to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, before the end of work today, Monday, October 23, 2017.”

The controversial Abdulrasheed Maina was secretly recalled to the service and promoted to head a directorate in the Interior ministry.

Mr. Maina was sacked from the civil service in 2013 and was in 2015 placed on the wanted list of International Police (INTERPOL) by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC).

In 2012, Mr. Maina was accused of leading a massive pension fraud scheme amounting to more than N100 billion. 

Mr. Maina was drafted by the Goodluck Jonathan administration in 2010 to sanitize a corrupt pension system.
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