Our son is a messiah – Maina’s family reacts to saga
-Our son is an innocent man who brought reforms to the pension scheme.
-Abdulrasheed Maina has gone into hiding to protect his life from enemies.
-Nigerians will know the truth about what transpired very soon, Maina’s family declares.
Family members of the former pension scheme boss, Abdulrasheed Maina, on Wednesday alleged that their son was reinstated by the Federal Government because he is a messiah that reformed the Pension scheme.
The family insisted their son is not a fraudster but only a victim of activities of some cabals within the Buhari administration who didn’t wish him well.
Speaking at a news conference in Kaduna, the family’s spokesperson, Aliyu Maina said their brother has a sterling record of performance during his tenure with the pension scheme and it was based on this that he was invited back into the service.
Aliyu said, “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.”
“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.”
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“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.”
“As you know Abdulrasheed Maina had been a target of in the past, so experience is the best teacher. But when his security is guaranteed, he will surface from wherever he is and tell Nigerians the truth.
“All the same, we have contacted our solicitors, Messrs Mamman Nasir & Co and instructed them to act appropriately. We equally know that Abdulrasheed Maina is in possession of some facts that are against the cabal and interesting to the Nigerian populace, which he will disclose soonest. One must ask whether it is an offence for somebody to serve his fatherland.”