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Mohammed Katu, counsel to Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the presidential task force on pension reform, says his client is still receiving salaries.


President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the dismissal of Maina from the civil service after the report of his reinstatement went viral.

But speaking on Thursday when he appeared before the house of representatives ad hoc committee probing Maina’s reinstatement, Katu said Maina is still working as a government official.

He said the ex-Chairman of pension reform task force was asked to treat 23 official files last month.

The lawyer said his client had to go into hiding because of the threat to his life.

“Maina had to disappear because of the serious threats to his life,” Katu said.

“Maina is still receiving salaries. 23 files were sent to him in his capacity as acting director, even while he was absent. Maina has continued to work even after he was dismissed.”

Maina is said to be complict in a multi-billion naira pension scam.

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), said Maina was part of a syndicate that defrauded pensioners.

He said Maina fled the country after he fell out with his group.

“Maina was part of the syndicate that I must admit, he fell out with them and fled the shores of the country,” he said.

He said at a meeting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2016, Maina told him about the N3 billion whcih his committee recovered.

On his part, Joseph Akande, acting chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission, said in 2014, Maina wrote to the commission asking it to review his dismissal but it was turned down because there were new facts.

“In January 2017, there was another letter from the AGF from the office of the AGF… he now sent the third letter telling us that the dismissal could not stand,” Akande said.

He said the AGF’s letter also stated that the warrant of arrest issued on Maina had been voided by a court order.


Aliyu Madaki, chairman of the committee, adjourned the hearing till Thursday.


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  2. IS THIS FIGHTING CORRUPTION OR FIGHTING TEMPTATION?
    MAINA MAY BE A CASE OF A LIVING GHOST, WORKING AFTER DISMISAL, RECEIVING SALARIES AFETR DISMISAL. ANOTHER GHOST THAT RESSURECTED IN THIS ADMINISTRATION. THE FIRST IS THE BOKO HARAM WHICH CONTINUES TO KILL, BOMB AND MAIM EVEN AFTER IT HAS BEEN TECHNICALLY DEFEATED SINCE 2015 DECEMBER. ANYWAY, HOW DO YOU KILL A GHOST.
    MAINA IS ANOTHER GHOST PRODUCED BY THIS ADMINISTRATION. MR LIE, OVER TO YOU. LET THE DEFENCE AND EXPLANATION BEGIN.

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  3. Nigeria has the grandparents of corruption as their leaders so there is no way they will tell u they are fighting corruption, all they said is mere propaganda and political motivated, there is not true word from them

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    1. Maina has become the most influential personality in Nigeria of today. Maina is not the only person who is not working for FCSC but collecting salary,there are millions like Maina in FCSC.This a wonderful country where you have sacred cows everywhere.The organs of Govt surround themselves with so many senior special advisers,special advisers and the likes who never advice anybody from January till December but are feeding fat on Govt.

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