Former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Dr Abdulrasheed Maina may have aided the discovery of missing $44 million belonging to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), PENSION COMM, Head Of Service Unremmitted TSA Funds etc.
This reflects the truth even as he also assisted in the discovery of another N486bn belonging to the Nigerian Pension Commission in Pension Custodians.
It is important to note that Nigerian government, in an effort to add impetus to its anti graft war, began a whistleblower policy, which has helped the government recover trillions of stolen federal government funds.
The former presidential task force boss who pledged to assist the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in recovery of over N3 trillion trapped pension funds in 97 outfits in the country is said to have commenced tracking the funds.
Recently, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federation Mr Abubakar Malami broke the news to the sitting Senate Committee on how Dr Maina gave intelligence which led to the recovery and savings of N1.3 trillion for the federal government in early 2017; the plan to recover trapped funds across different sectors of the economy had confirmed Maina to be on track.
It also followed that he was to assist in recovery of other funds trapped in different agencies like the recently reported unaccounted funds lodged in Banks under the office of the Head of Service of the Federation, which has not been remitted into the Treasury Single Account (TSA) of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the NNPC, PENCOMM and the NIA funds.
The newest development is said to have excited the Presidency, which is not leaving any stone unturned in the efforts to recover all looted funds by public officials.
It was gathered that Mr President is interested not only in the recovery of the trapped N3 trillion pension funds which was said to be stashed in different places , but the credible intelligence he already provided which has yielded results and is continuing to yield more positive results. These funds which will be useful to the Government in ensuring that Nigerians have a taste of Democracy dividends. Government is said to be highly interested and want the funds urgently recovered.
It was revealed that,’the new coming of Mr Maina has started rattling Heads of agencies but as indicated by our source that “it will be more interesting in the coming months, as his sole responsibility will be to recover not only the N3tr but other government funds being siphoned by some greedy Nigerians to the detriment of the economy in all MDA’s.’
Suffice that Mr. Maina has compiled list of all those involved and those still keeping some funds and will soon be released especially those involved in the pension scam, NIA, PENCOMM and NNPC hidden funds and would further give more insight into those former Heads of Services and Top Officials both within and outside Government who took so much funds and are hidding them. Maina is said to have compiled with supporting documents on how his led PRTT was able to recover the N282 billion and N1.6 trillion between 2010 and 2013, and how these funds were shared.
It was revealed that Maina had recovered 100 times more than expected since inception of this administration which deserves commendation.
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