PDP claim Buhari's men have allowed former pensions boss Maina to escape from the country

MEMBERS of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have alleged that the former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms Abdulrasheed Maina has been whisked out of the country by President Muhammadu Buhari's loyalists.


Mr Maina has been on the run over a pension fraud said to total N100bn. He was dismissed from the civil service in 2013 for absconding but over the last week, it emerged that he had secretly been reabsorbed into the civil service and was promoted in September.


Responding to the comical series of events, PDP  chieftain Prince Deji Adeyanju, has claimed that President  Buhari’s men have aided Mr Maina's escape from the country. Yesterday, President Buhari ordered Mr Maina’s sacking and demanded a full report on the circumstances surrounding his reinstatement.


Head of the civil service of the federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, has already submitted the report to the presidency. Rubbishing this as too little too late, however, former aviation minister and PDP chieftain Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, claimed that Mr Maina would have been in jail if he was a member of his party.


Chief Fani-Kayode said: “If fugitive pensions boss Abdulrasheed Maina had been a member of the PDP and if he was not under the protection of the ministry of internal affairs, the ministry of justice, the head of service and the evil cabal, he and his family would be in indefinite detention by now. APC rogues."