Maina’s Case Exposes Hypocrisy And Corruption In Buhari’s ‘Corruption War’

By Ikenga Chronicles October 26, 2017

Maina’s Case Exposes Hypocrisy And Corruption In Buhari’s ‘Corruption War’

— Emeka Ugwuonye, Esquire.

A person like me who supported Buhari’s campaign, but who quickly realized that Buhari is incompetent to lead any country, how much less Nigeria, will not be surprised by what is going on today with the case of Maina.

It is either Buhari’s government has been lying to Nigerians about their intention to fight corruption or that they are totally clueless on how to make progress on that course. Apart from their first raft of arrests and celebrated commencement of certain prosecutions, mainly of PDP politicians, there has been no progress in their war against corruption.

Maina’s cases exposes them to being guilty of one of two evils– hypocrisy or incompetence–or even both.

Did they turn their blind eyes and allow Maina to go as far as he went or did they lack the ability to see him move around? The following story published in the Daily Trust Newspapers compounds things further for this government:

The family members of former chairman of Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration begged the former pension boss to join the change agenda, with the assurance of security protection.

The family disclosed this during a press conference in Kaduna on Wednesday.

They added that their son is not a fraudster but a messiah who brought reforms into the pension scheme.
The spokesman of the family, Aliyu Maina said based on his ‘sterling record’ at the scheme, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari appealed to Maina to key into the ‘change agenda’.

Aliyu wondered why government officials were denying his brother, especially when the Department of State Services (DSS) provided security for him.

‘It is on record that Abdulrasheed Maina’s reform put to a stop the fraudulent withdrawal of huge sums from both the Nigerian Pension Board, the Nigerian Police Pension Board, etc. Perhaps it is his noble efforts that made him enviable to the present administration when they came into power to convince him to come back and assist in its ‘CHANGE’ agenda,’ he said.

‘Abdulrasheed was in fact invited by this administration and he was promised security to come and clean up the mess and generate more revenue to government by blocking leakages.

‘He succumbed to the present administration and came back to Nigeria. He has been working with the DSS for quite some time and he was given necessary security.

‘There is a letter from the Attorney-General of the Federation where he gave his own legal opinion regarding the court verdict which was submitted to the Civil Service Commission and the Head of Service respectively. So, one wonders why all the agencies and various individuals responsible for his return are now denying.”

So where are we? Which one, Mr. President? Hypocrisy or incompetence or both?