The Head Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winnifred Oyo-Ita, has denied approving the re-instatement into the federal civil service of Alhaji Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina and his subsequent posting to the Ministry of Interior.
A statement issued by the Assistant Director (Media Relations) in her office, Mr. Mohammed Manga, said the re-instatement and posting of Maina never emanated from the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
“Consequently, the purported re-instatement and posting by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation is totally erroneous and misleading,” the statement said.
President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the immediate disengagement from service o Maina, a former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms.
In a memo to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the President equally demanded a full report of the circumstances of Maina’s recall and posting to the Ministry of Interior.
The report is to be submitted to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, before the end of work on Monday, October 23, 2017, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said in a statement in Abuja.
Maina was controversially recalled back to work and posted to the Ministry of Interior recently after he was sacked by former President Goodluck Jonathan over allegations of fraud worth billions of naira.
There was a nationwide public outcry over his recall, and the President responded by wielding the big stick on Maina who has been on the run for years.