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Sagay calls on Maina to give himself up & publish names of ‘real thieves’; ‘Buhari was aware of Maina’s reinstatement, I warned him, he didn’t listen’ — HoS Oyo-Ita reveals in leaked memo . . .

Sagay calls on Maina to give himself up & publish names of ‘real thieves’

Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC) Chairman, Professor Itse Sagay (SAN),has challenged ex-Pension boss Abdulrasheed Maina, to publish names of beneficiaries of looted pensions funds.

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Prof. Itse Sagay, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC)

Sagay stated this in reaction to video wherein Maina stated he had not fled the country and that he had documents that would expose the real thieves. Prof. Sagay in his reaction, said Maina should first of all give himself up and then publish the said list of beneficiaries.

Leaked memo: Buhari aware of Maina’s reinstatement — HoS Oyo-Ita

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 federal civil service. Oyo-Ita said that her warning was based on the implications such reinstatement would have on the anti-corruption war of the Federal Government.

Leaked Memo

The HoS stated this in her memo to the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari. The memo, with reference number HSCSF/HCSF/LU/COR/FCSC/750/T, was dated October 23, 2017. The memo, titled, “Re: Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina,” was received in the office of the Chief of Staff to the President on October 23.

Leaked memo: I warned Buhari against reinstatement of Maina — HoS Oyo-Ita 

The Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, has said she warned President Muhammadu Buhari  against the reinstatement of the reinstatement of a former Chairman of the Pension Reforms Commission, Mallam Abdulrasheed Maina, into the federal civil service.

Corruption . Maina's restatement. HoS Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita warned Buhari

Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, Head of Service of the Federation (HoS)

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. Explaining further, the HoS said she met the President after the Federal Executive Council meeting of Wednesday, October 11, where she 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.

The letter partly read, “Further to your letter Ref. SH/COS/100/A/1570 dated 23rd October, 2017 on the above subject matter, I write to inform you of the circumstances leading to the irregular recall of Mr. Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina. “I wrote to place on record the following facts as it permits to Mr. A. A. Maina who was dismissed from service on 21st February, 2013.

Leaked memo: Buhari didn’t listen to me on Maina’s reinstatement — HoS Oyo-Ita

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 federal civil service. The HoS said in the leaked memo that she warned Buhari but he didn’t listen to her.

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Oyo-Ita said, “Please, note that the OHCSF was never in agreement with the reinstatement and consequently never conveyed the approval of the FCPC to Mr. A. A. Maina, nor approved his posting to the Ministry of Interior or any other MDA

“Rather, I sought audience with His Excellency, Mr. President on Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 after the FEC meeting where I briefed His Excellency verbally on the wide-ranging implications of the reinstatement of Mr. A. A. Maina, especially the damaging impact on the anti-corruption stance of this administration.”

Leaked memo: AGF wrote letters to FCSC requesting Maina’s reinstatement — HoS Oyo-Ita

The Head of Service of the Federation (HoS), Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, said in the leaked memo, inter alia: “The move to recall Mr. A. A. Maina was at the instance of a series of letters from the Attorney General of the Federation (photo: below) to the Federal Civil Service Commission requesting the commission to give consequential effect to the judgement that voided the warrant of arrest issued against Mr. A. A. Maina which formed the basis for the query and his eventual dismissal.

AGF . Abubakar Malami

“The letters herewith attached as Annexes I-III are:

(a) Ref. HAGF/FFCSC/2017/VOL.1/1 dated 19th January 2017,

(b) Ref. HAGF/FFCSC/2017/VOL.1/ 2 dated 21st February 2017; and

(c)Ref. HAGF/FFCSC/2017/VOL.1/1 dated 27th April 2017.

“The FCSC thereafter requested that the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation should advise the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior to consider the AGF’s letter and make appropriate recommendations to the commission and this was so communicated to the Ministry of Interior.

Leaked memo: Dambazzau recommended Maina’s reinstatement to HoS— HoS Oyo

The Head of Service of the Federation (HoS), Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, said in the leaked memo, inter alia: “The Ministry of Interior took the matter to the Senior Staff Committee of the ministry and recommended the reinstatement of Mr. A. A. Maina into the service as Deputy Director. (photo: below: Abdulrahman Dambazau, Interior Minister)

Dambazau . Interior Minister

The OHCSF forwarded the recommendation to the FCSC which has the constitutional responsibility for appointments, promotion and discipline for further action. The FCSC in consideration of the letter from the AGF and the recommendations of the SSC of the Ministry of Interior consequently approved and conveyed the reinstatement of Mr. A. A. Maina with effect from 21st February, 2013 vide letter herewith attached as Annex IV.

(vi) The letter of reinstatement, as communicated to HCSF Ref. FC. 4029.82/Vol. III/179 dated 18th September, 2017 attached herewith as Annex IV, ostensibly also copied the Ministry of Interior which is the one erroneously used to document Mr. A. A. Maina on a claim that he has resumed work since 28th September, 2017. The Ministry of Interior informed the OHCSF of this development vide letter Ref. MI/1436/II/24 dated 16th October, 2017 from Ministry of Interior stating that Mr. A. A. Maina has resumed with effect from 28th September, 2017 is attached as Annex V.

Leaked memo: Interior ministry recommended Maina’s reinstatement to HoS— HoS Oyo

The Head of Service of the Federation (HoS), Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, said in the leaked memo, inter alia:

“Please note that the OHCSF was never in agreement with the reinstatement and consequently never conveyed the approval of the FCSC to Mr. A. A. Maina nor approved his posting to the Ministry of Interior or any other MDA. Rather, I sought audience with His Excellency, Mr. President on Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 after the FEC meeting where I briefed His Excellency verbally on the wide-ranging implications of the reinstatement of Mr. A. A. Maina, especially the damaging impact on the anti-corruption stance of this administration.

Buhari . Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, President Muhammadu-Buhari & Senate President Bukola-Saraki

Photo L-R: Minister of Interior Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman-Dambazau (Rtd.), President Muhammadu Buhari & Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki during prayers.

However, I have requested the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, to provide any documentary evidence to support the claim of reinstatement and posting of Mr. A. A. Maina by OHCSF, since after his dismissal. The letter to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior is attached as Annex VI. The foregoing is accordingly submitted for your information and further consideration. Please accept the assurances of my best regards.” 

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