Buhari aware of Maina ’s reinstatement, I warned him’ — Head of Service Winifred Oyo -Ita


Following the reinstatement of former Chairman of the Pension Reforms Commission, Mallam Abdulrasheed Maina, into the civil service and subsequent sack after it sparked controversy, the Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs . Winifred Oyo -Ita revealed Pres. Buhari is aware of the reinstatement even though the Presidency denied it.


In her memo with reference number HSCSF/ HCSF/ LU/ COR/FCSC/ 750 / T, dated October 23, 2017 to the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari, Ita said she warned President Buhari about the implications of such reinstatement and its negative effect anti – corruption war of the FG.

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.

Punch reports that the HoS said she met the President after the Federal Executive Council meeting of Wednesday, October 11 , and 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 about Maina whose whereabouts is still unknown after he was accused of embezzling pensioners ’ funds running into billions of naira and currently under investigation by the #EFCC.

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