Tuesday, 24 October 2017


Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday sealed-off a palatial mansion,located at No. 10 Amisi Musa Street within the Jabi Lake area, owned by the embattled former chairman of now defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina.

“Investigation showed that the house was sold to him in June 2012 by one Adamu Modibbo. It is located at 10, Amisi Musa Street, Jabi Lake Area. The house was bought at the time he was in charge of pension reform,” The Nation newspaper had quoted the EFCC.

Angered by the controversial reinstatement of Maina into the public service, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday queried the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita.

In a memo to the Head of Service of the Federation (HoSF), Buhari also ordered the immediate disengagement of Maina from the services of the Federal Government after it was confirmed that he had sneaked back from his hideout and resumed duty at the Ministry of Interior in Abuja.

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement, said Buhari has also ordered full investigation into the circumstances in which Maina was recalled to the service.
Adesina tweeted, “PMB orders immediate disengagement of Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina from service. Asks for full report on circumstances of his recall.”

“President Buhari has demanded for a report from the HoSF on the processes which led to the sack of the embattled former chairman. 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,” Adesina said.

Meanwhile, Oyo-Ita has debunked media reports alleging that her office approved the re-instatement of Maina and posted him to the Ministry of Interior.

Mr. Mohammed Manga, Assistant Director (Media Relations), OHCSF, refuted the reports in a statement he issued on Monday in Abuja.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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