Maina not paid salary after sack — Adeosun

House of Representatives hearing on the Maina probe
House of Representatives hearing on the Maina probe

The Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, and the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, have denied that the former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, was still paid salary years after being sacked.

The duo said Mr. Maina was last paid in February 2013.

They spoke on Thursday at a hearing organised by an Ad Hoc Committee of the House of Representatives to investigate Mr. Maina’s reinstatement.

“From my findings, the last salary Maina received was in February 2013. From March 2013, he was removed from payroll,” said Mr. Idris.

“I made a test run, giving different combinations of his names but found nothing. I don’t know where he has been getting salaries from.”

Affirming this, Mrs. Adeosun said several searches were made in the payroll and nothing was found.

“We do not have his biometric data. I can state that he is not receiving salary from the Federal Government,” she said.

She further said that the Ministry of Finance has no information on the wanted former minister as he was not a staff of the ministry.

Their claims contradict a disclosure made by Mr. Maina’s lawyer a week ago at the same hearing.

Speaking at the hearing, the lawyer, Mohammed Katu, said Mr. Maina’s salary had not been stopped as he was still working.

When asked by lawmakers if Mr. Maina was still getting paid, he said, “Yes. Maina continued to work even after his dismissal.

“As at last month, about 23 files were sent to him, in his capacity as acting director…even while he was absent.”


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  • Dr.Alfred Branson

    Who is fooling who

  • share Idea

    And the drama continues…Nigeria we hail thee

  • share Idea

    If a wanted man could be reinstated and promoted, is it salary payment that could be a problem. Nigeria we hail thee

  • Someone

    how can one not believe the lawyer?

    • Ubong

      Do we have lawyers in Nigeria if the AGF could come on television to deny having knowledge of any of those letters he personally appended his signatures not emanating from him or AGF office. Their problem is the HoSF mrs Winifred oyo ita is proving stubborn by refusing to take responsibility despite intimidation, harrassment and bullying from a gangs of criminals in the presidency

      • niran ade

        They tryna pin this on her, shame Nigeria

        • Julius

          She is not taking their shit. Good for her !

      • Julius

        Kudos to her…I agree with you. They all know she is telling the truth.

    • Julius

      Because lawyers says a lot of stuff that may not be true. Don’t tell me you didn’t know that. He wasn’t even in court when he made that statement and I’m not sure if he was sworn ..under oath.

  • Julius

    Could his lawyer be lying ?

    • ubong

      Nigerian lawyer can lied on oath on grounds its going to usual noise. However, i hope madaki led committee of house of representatives will maintain the standard shown today during the public hearing. I do not know why President Buhari is still retaining a blantant liar as AGF of Nigeria. Magu categorically on oath repeatedly states that Maina did not handover any recovered assets property or money to EFCC he is heading. Maybe it was his indicted predecessor ibrahim larmorde. Winifred oyo ita should maintain his honesty and defend the right of tbe civil services. The DG of interior ministry probably had thought he was dealing with a lady that could be intimidated, forgetting that even Abba Kyari could not do it to her. If madaki led committee standards is replicated by the Senate, then we could hope that after being tired of looting of our wealth and probably sees it enough to sustain them for years, we might begin to see some seriousness to national interest than personal.