Multiple media reports confirm that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has launched a new manhunt for the former head of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.
Maina was sacked from the civil service in 2013 and was in 2015 placed on the wanted list of International Police (INTERPOL) by the EFCC. Maina who was reportedly secretly reinstated to the civil service, with promotion, despite being wanted for alleged corruption.
The Minister of Interior, Abdurahman Dambazau, absolved himself of any culpability in Maina’s reinstatement, saying it was done by the Head of Service. The October 2nd promotion letter claimed that Mr. Maina’s case was reviewed and that a decision was taken that he be reinstated. The same letter also gave his new posting as acting director of the Department of Human Resources at the Ministry of Interior.