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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Buhari aware of Maina’s reinstatement, I warned him —HoS in leaked memo

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Winifred Oyo-Ita-maina

The Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs . Winifred Oyo -Ita , has said Pres. Buhari is aware of the reinstatement of a former Chairman of the Pension Reforms Commission, Mallam Abdulrasheed Maina, into the civil service, Punchng reports.

She however said she warned the President agdqainst it. Oyo - Ita said that her warning was based on the implications such reinstatement would have on the anti - corruption war of the FG.

The HoS stated this in her memo to the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari . The memo , with reference number HSCSF/ HCSF/ LU/ COR/FCSC/ 750 / T, was dated October 23, 2017.

The memo , titled , “ Re : Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina, ” was received in the office of the Chief of Staff to the President on October 23. The President had directed the HoS to investigate the circumstances that surrounded the return of Maina to the civil service.

He gave the directive following the public outcry that trailed Maina’ s reinstatement. Maina, whose whereabouts is still unknown , has been accused of embezzling pensioners ’ funds running into billions of naira and is currently under investigation by the EFCC.

Explaining further, the HoS said she met the President after the Federal Executive Council meeting of Wednesday, October 11 , where she verbally warned Buhari against bringing Maina back to the service. She, however, did not say what the response of the President was after briefing him .

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