Dambazau lied, I have no hand in the reinstatement of Maina – Oyo-Ita

Ebun Francis || The controversy surrounding the recall of the disgraced former chairman of the Presidential Tax Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina deepened Monday with the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita washing her hands off the reinstatement of the embattled former Pencon boss.

The Minister of Interior, Abdulraham Dambazau had only Sunday following the revelation that Maina had secretly been absorbed into the civil service, claimed that his reinstatement was at the instance of the head of service of the federation and the Civil Service Commission.

The recall of the fugitive former Pencon chief generated intense controversy and criticism with President Buhari ordering his dismissal and investigation into the circumstances that lead to his recall.

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But in a press statement by Mohammed Manga, assistant director, media relations to the head of service of the federation, Mrs. Oyo-Ita denied any knowledge of the reinstatement of Maina.

The statement read, “The attention of the office of the head of the civil service of the federation has been drawn to several media reports that the head of the civil service of the federation has approved the re-instatement into the federal civil service of Alhaji Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina and his subsequent posting to the ministry of interior.”

“The head of the civil service of the federation (HCSF) wishes to inform the public that the re-instatement and posting of Alhaji Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina never emanated from the office of the head of the civil service of the federation.

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“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.”