Maina pension team offers to work with Buhari

The defunct Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, led by Abdulrasheed Maina, has offered to work with the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari to fight against pension theft.

The team, which addressed a press conference in Abuja Thursday, said its work would be easier under Mr. Buhari, known for his anti-corruption stand.

A member of the team, Ngozika Ihuoma, said one of the achievements of President Jonathan was the creation of the pension task reform body in June 2010 under the leadership of Mr. Maina.

Mr. Maina himself has been at the centre of corruption allegation, with Senators accusing him of stealing billions of naira of pension funds.

He denies the allegation, and in turn accuses the Senate committee that investigated him of taking bribes.
The team said it recovered at least N280 Billion while Mr. Maina served as head of the body.

“As we welcome the Buhari Led government come 29th May, we wish to state that we will be available to brief the government on our stewardship and our readiness to assist his administration in ensuring that corruption in the pension sector becomes history,” Mr. Ihuoma said.

He also said it was unfortunate that rather than commendation, the ex-chairman of the team, Mr. Maina is being vilified by many Nigerians.

“Nigerians should rather celebrate Maina and seek for his expertise to continue with the good job he was doing and block all leakages,” he said.

Mr. Ihuoma also accused a former chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Ali Abatcha, of doing a “hatchet job” against Mr. Maina, because the team caused his arrest and prosecution by the EFCC for fraud while he held sway as NUP president.

“Ali is one of the 42 persons and companies who are currently facing trial by the Federal High Court Abuja over his involvement in looting of Pension Funds when he was the President of Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) to tune of N2.7 Billion,” he said.


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  • citizenka

    Let this man and like him finish with their court case before they start to apply to serve.

  • SAM .A

    In a New Nigeria that will debutt on29th May 2015, Abdulrasheed Maina and his task team has no place , they are part and parcel of yesterdays corruption. There shall be no cross over of these bunch to the new era.
    We have to cosign them to the dust bin of History.This is the guy who was running away from arrest when the the corruption bubble burst under his balls.
    Bye to yesterday corruption.

  • Layo

    Maina, please take several seats away from Buhari. Thieves are not needed. You should be in jail already.

  • Elder Friday

    It is so very unfortunate that you people are so ignorant and devilish in castigating someone who helped we pensioners in getting our correct pensions. Maina is a national Hero and we pensioners who are the direct beneficiarys should do the talking and not lay people on the street who don’t know what actually happened. The man saved over N1.6tr Naira and he caught 43 Pension thieves who are currently standing trial. The senators are part of those stealing our money so they fought the innocent young man and nearly killed him by the bullet. Are you people dumb? Can’t you see what truly happened? That’s why Nigeria is not growing because we just castigate our heroes and respect those who steal our money and buy votes. It’s a pity.

  • Mrs Joy

    My God has vindicated this Maina man. Now that we have a serious petition against Senators who actually took N3bn bribe and Land in Abuja and caterpillars etc and lodged the petitioners in TOPRANK Hotel Abuja to write and spoil Mainas name. Their evil machinations has eventually come out. The truth is out. These evil men spent hundreds of millions to spoil the mans name in the media and we initially though maina was the culprit until we in the civil society watch groups found out the truth that maina was the man who caught the pension thieves. I totally agree with Elder Friday. My Uncle who retired in the ministry of internal Affairs told us how for 22 years he was not paid his pension until Mr Maina came on board. I now for Maina. May the Almighty continue to protect him and his likes in this country

    • Magenta

      Maina is a smart crook looking for safe haven n will never go away with his crimes . He fooled Jonathan by moping out banks balances with claim of recovery thereafter stole n share the lots. Buhari is not Jonathan n it’s time he pay for his sins.well tell the General directly the bitter truth

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  • Yusuf

    this thief is a clown

  • Amb Christopher A

    Nigeria is indeed a very funny country. How could a person who performed so creditably well by causing the prosecution of 43 pension thieves, some of whom were his bosses (perm sec) be haunted and hunted and bastardized by the same Nigerians he fought for. I have followed this Maina issue for two years now and come to the conclusion that this man should be given the highest National Honour and be encouraged to do more for this country at this critical time. We are the custodians of our National Patriotism as such we would continue to say it like it is even if no one is ready to listen. These are the kinds of people that should be invited to serve our nation. Amb Christopher A

  • Zara

    YOUSUF OR WHATEVER YOUR REAL NAME IS, you the thief and clown and you must be either hiding behind this name because you are one of those thieves Maina caught or a beneficiary of the loot. My name is Zara isa Audu
    My office is no 39 Adetokunbo Ademola Wuse Abuja. You can engage me on issues and I would be glad to tackle the likes of you who are bent on sacrificing our Knights

  • Ndi

    How I wish you guys should ask questions and get real answers. This man challenged anyone with and documents to show anywhere he took or caused funds to be misappropriated to come forward. This happened two years ago and he has been consistently seeking and challenging anyone with any documentary evidence against him to come forward. Pls if you don’t have any documents the please SHUT YOUR SMELLING MOUTH and let’s have peace

  • Dauda

    May Allah continue to protect you Maina

  • Kenneth amabem

    I look at my country and I wonder why people like Maina should not be treated like a king, look if people like Him are brought closer am sure all the leakage around our financial institutions would be blocked and huge recoveries made, let’s locate him, apologize and have him return to sanitize the system

    • Kenneth amabem

      Repose on maina

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  • Saydo Shan

    This is now looking like the more you look, the less you see. The truth will emerge soon.

  • Dullar

    I hope the incomming administration will will give Maina the opportunity to open the cank of worms that will give Nigerians confidence in his fight against the cabal.