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Former Pension Boss sacked for Corruption reportedly Secretly Recalled & Promoted



Buhari-Administration reportedly Secretly Recalls Pensions Boss Sacked for Corruption - BellaNaija

Abdulrasheed Maina

The Buhari-administration has reportedly secretly recalled Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms.

According to Premium Times, Maina has been recalled and promoted to the position of Director the Human Resources Department of the Ministry of Interior.

Maina was an Assistant Director in the ministry before he was appointed to head the task force.

Maina is reportedly wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for a pension fraud scheme amounting to more than N100 billion.

Maina had been investigated by the Senate Joint Committee on Public Service and Establishment and State and Local Government Administration, and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

The former pension boss then went into hiding, suspected to be in the United Arab Emirates, from where he had been lobbying to stay in the good graces of the Buhari-administration.

Ignoring the panel, Mr. Maina went ahead to sue the Senate and the then Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, and thereafter went into hiding after being declared wanted by the police.

Maina was dismissed for allegedly absconding from duty and attempting to evade arrest and he was charged to court.

An official from the EFCC who asked to be kept anonymous expressed shock, saying: “We are still looking for him. He is a wanted man. He ought to be arraigned with Oronsaye and the rest but he disappeared.”

Premium Tomes, quoting a source, said Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami and Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau helped Maina secure his reinstatement.

Buhari’s spokesperson Femi Adesina, however said he was unaware of any reinstatement.


  1. kenz

    October 21, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Seriously when i see the portfolio of this guys and i see how important their position is to this country called Nigeria and i see a northern name there…. i just t tell myself the truth,…. there is no one Nigeria…. why always North

  2. gbaskelebo

    October 21, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Dear BN you will forgive my language… Damn! we are so f***** as a nation! for these human demons and principality causing the nation pain may you loose your hold on power and may you experience the pain the common nigerians feel on a daily basis a thousand times, my mums died in service over 10 years ago we are yet to collect her gratuity not to even talk of pension, then this beast is being elevated and you tell me dullardinho is not the most high in cluelessness!

  3. nikky

    October 21, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    This guy is straight up gangster. 100 billion fraud scheme. If they manage to his ass to court they’ll give him four years jail sentence while cellphone thieves get the death sentence. I weep for this country.

  4. Desperate

    October 21, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Need answers on a serious issue. Please how can someone arrested by dss for 7 months now with out contact with his family be seen.

  5. b

    October 23, 2017 at 11:42 am

    APC is a disappoint to us all if this is truth.

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