Reps launch investigation into Maina’s recall

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Former head of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina. [Photo credit: juliana taiwo -]

The House of Representatives on Tuesday set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the “resurfacing, reabsorbing and subsequent elevation” of fugitive alleged pension fund fraudster, Abdulrasheed Maina, to the rank of an acting director in the Federal Ministry of Interior.

The move by the lawmakers came on the same day their counterpart in the Senate took the same step over the issue.

PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively reported how Mr. Maina, who is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, was secretly recalled and promoted to the position of director in charge of Human Resources in the Ministry of Interior.

In a motion of urgent public importance raised by Adams Jagaba (Kaduna-APC), the house also vowed to recommend strong sanctions against anyone implicated in the scandal.

The lawmakers also urged the EFCC to immediately arrest Mr. Maina for prosecution.

The Senate had earlier on Tuesday also resolved to investigate the circumstances that led to the reinstatement of Mr. Maina, into the civil service.

The lawmakers, after several deliberations, drafted the chairmen and vice- chairman of committees on Interior, Judiciary, Anti-corruption and Public Service Establishment to “determine the circumstances surrounding Maina’s return to the country and how he was reinstated to the service and got promoted to the post of Director after dismissal.”

The report of an investigation ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari on the matter was submitted to the president’s chief of staff on Monday.


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  • Intrepid

    Endless probes and investigations going on in janjaweed ZOOLAND.

  • grand maze

    Where there is endless probes, there is endless corruption. The various probes is good so that the president’s cabal will not be able to cover this one up and sweep it under the tiles.

  • Charles

    Please they should recall dezani and give her back her position of petroleum minister, at least what is good for the cows is also good for the fishes.

  • shuaibu

    Aisha Buhari is right when she said some cabal have hijack the presidency. This is the outcome of the ungodly things they are doing in the presidency. I will advice Mr. President to seat up.

    • duwdu

      Right, shuaibu.

      And, to add insult to injury, the Buhari appointees currently in the eye of the storm were/are not even practising/known members of the President’s party, the APC. Still, Buhari is inadvertently allowing them to give his party, one black eye after another. Clearly, these were parts of the weird happenings Aisha Buhari was complaining about.


  • Mufu Ola

    Reps’ probe is an unnecessary duplication. Senate had announced similar action. Two law making chambers is a waste of national resources.