The Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is aware of the reinstatement of a former Chairman of the Pension Reforms Commission, Mallam Abdulrasheed Maina, into the civil service.
She, however, said she warned the President against it. Oyo-Ita said that her warning was based on the implications such reinstatement would have on the anti-corruption war of the Federal Government. The HoS stated this in her memo to the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari.
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 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.