Abdulrahman Dambazau, has denied involvement in recall and promotion of wanted former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) Abdulrasheed Maina.
According to a statement issued on Sunday, October 22, by Dambazau’s press secretary, Ehisienmen Osaigbovo, Maina was recalled through the office of the head of service.
The statement reads in part: “The ex-Chairman of the Presidential Task Force Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina was posted few days ago to the Ministry of Interior by the Office of the Head of Service on an Acting capacity to fill a vacancy created following the retirement of the Director heading the Human Resources Department in the Ministry.
“For the avoidance of doubt, issues relating to Discipline, Employment, Re-engagement, Posting, Promotion and Retirements of Federal Civil Servants are the responsibility of the Federal Civil Service Commission and Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, of which no Minister exercises such powers as erroneously expressed.
“It is understood that Maina’s last posting was with the Ministry of Interior, and that is probably why he was re-posted back to the Ministry.
“It is therefore improper for anybody to think that a Minister could exercise such powers or influence the process of Discipline, Re-engagement, and Deployment of any civil servant to his Ministry or any other Ministry for that matter. Again Such responsibility is that of the Federal Civil Service Commission and/or the Head of Civil Service.”
Maina is still chased by the commission over the alleged fraud but did not confirm he would be arrested now that his whereabouts is known.
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