Maina Was Never Paid After His Sack–Finance Minister

By Ikenga Chronicles November 30, 2017

Maina Was Never Paid After His Sack–Finance Minister

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, has debunked the allegation that the former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, was still paid salary years after being sacked.

Adesoun spoke on Thursday at a hearing organised by an Ad Hoc Committee of the House of Representatives to investigate Maina’s re-instatement.

While speaking, the Finance Minister said; “We do not have his biometric data. I can state that he is not receiving a salary from the Federal Government.”

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 Maina’s lawyer a week ago at the same hearing.

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

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