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Aisha Yesufu Blasts President Buhari's Medical Trip

Co-convener of BringBackOurGirls (BBOG), Aisha Yesufu,  has implied that former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, may have wanted to be disengaed from Civil Service.

She alleged that the ex-Pension boss’s disengagement may have been a scheme to prepare him for 2019 governorship election.

In a tweet on her Twitter handle, Yesufu noted that disengagement does not equal dismissal as Maina is still eligible to run for elective office and that if he wins, he would be entitled to “eight years immunity.”

She wrote:

The former Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms has recently been accused of diverting public funds worth billions of naira.

READ ALSO: Submit yourself to the EFCC, Dambazau tells Maina

Following his indictment, the embattled Pension boss had gone into hiding, with his whereabouts unknown.

However, reports had it that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami had directed the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) to reinstate Maina, after being on the run for alleged N2b scam, among others.

Displeased by the report, President Buhari had on Monday ordered the immediate disengagement of Maina.

Giving reasons for the President’s directive, Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said Maina was relieved of his duty because he left the service without permission and he ran away from the country.

The presidential spokesperson added that Maina’s action brought embarrassment on Buhari’s government.


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Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_

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