President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate disengagement from service of Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms.

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a three-paragraph statement this afternoon.

Adesina said 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.

According to him, the report is to be submitted to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, before the end of work on Monday, October 23, 2017.

Maina went missing for years after being declared wanted for corruption, but was recently reinstated to a higher post.

Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), had confirmed the resumption of duty of Maina as an Acting Director in his ministry.

Maina was appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan as Chairman of the task force in 2010 to check the corruption in the country’s pension system.

In 2012, the Nigeria Police accused him of misappropriating N100 billion pension funds in connivance with others.

The Civil Service Commission reportedly dismissed him for “absconding from duty.


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