Jonathan’s Loyalists involved in the Return of Maina – Presidency

The Presidency on Wednesday said some influential government officials loyal to the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan were responsible for the reinstatement of the ex-Chairman of the defunct presidential task force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, into the service.

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Aso Rock.

Shehu was reacting to a statement by the Peoples Democratic Party on the matter. He said the PDP had no moral right to level any accusations against the Buhari government in respect to Maina.

Some influential officials loyal to the previous government may have been the invisible hand in the latest scandal that saw the return of Maina to the public service, despite being on the EFCC’s wanted list,” the presidential spokesman said.

He, however, assured Nigerians that President Buhari is determined to get to the bottom of the matter of the impunity that led to Maina’s reinstatement.

“Everything will be uncovered in due course. This just goes to show us the scale of corruption that this government is fighting. And corruption keeps fighting back viciously,” he added.

Shehu also described Maina as one of the monsters created by the former PDP government, which are still rearing their ugly heads.

“Over and over again, President Buhari government has pointed out that the administration’s greatest problem is the mess left behind by the previous government. Maina is just one more example,” he said.

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