Malami Denies Approving Maina’s Reinstatement
A new twist has been added to the reinstatement and promotion of Abdulrasheed Maina, the former Chairman on Pension Reforms Task Team.
The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has denied issuing any letter for Maina’s reinstatement as a Deputy-Director in the Ministry of Interior.
Malami made this known when he appeared before a House of Representatives investigative panel on Thursday.
Recall that the Head of Service of the federation, Winfred Oyo Ita has insisted that there was a letter from the AGF to the Federal Civil Service Commission directing Maina’s reinstatement.
Malami has, however, denied issuing an letter to that effect.
According to him, Maina’s case was “work in progress as of October 5” when it was reported that he had returned to office at the Ministry of Interior.
Malami, who is also the Minister of Justice, also said, “The letter giving clear directives on his reinstatement couldn’t have genuinely emanated from my office.”
Maina had been accused of mismanaging N2.1 billion pension funds.
He was declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 2 November, 2015.
However, he was reportedly reinstated to his position in October, 2017.
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