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Saturday, November 04, 2017

Ex-Pension Chairman Maina Opens Can of Worms In Letter To Senate President

Embattled former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has written to Senate President Bukola Saraki a letter in which he claimed that pension funds amounting to more than N3 trillion were trapped in 97 pension offices before he fled the country.

Maina, in the letter dated June 19, 2015, which he wrote shortly after he returned to the country from self-exile, had sought a review of his case and a probe of the various actions taken against him by some people he claimed were bent on intimidating him.

He also accused the 7th Senate of aiding and abetting pension thieves across the country. The letter addressed to Senator Saraki was titled ‘Pension Reform Task Team: Appeal for Review of Investigation Probe by Senate Joint Committee on Establishment and Public Service and States and Local Government Administration 2011-2013.’

Maina, who recently returned to self-exile following a public uproar against his alleged reinstatement as a director in the Ministry of Interior while he was still wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged embezzlement of N2 billion pension funds, claimed in the letter leaked to newsmen in Kaduna yesterday that his task team, which began operation in January 2011, saved about N1.6 trillion from pension thieves. We used financial intelligence skills to achieve ground-breaking achievements in our assignment. We recovered and saved cash and properties worth over N1.6 Trillion.

According to him, the team’s efforts led to the arrest of 46 persons and firms involved in looting pension funds, who were handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and whose trials were still ongoing. The more than N3 trillion Maina said was waiting to be recovered from 97 government agencies was as at 2015.

The leaked letter indicated that the pension boss resurfaced in the country shortly after the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2015.

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  1. Knowing Buhari,they used that position to lure Maina out of hiding because they're about to go after the pension thieves

    1. Ano08:36;knowing buhari in what way? friend buhari's cabinet are criminals.....they call dis money is scary..

  2. Somewhere in Nigeria a girl can't even afford to eat and look at the amount of money they are calling. This country is terribly annoying

    1. My dear it is painful indeed

  3. Very painful. Wish God is like us to finish these useless people

  4. So why is he on the run then? Another Tompolo screaming in hiding...


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