Maina Accuses HoS Of Looting Pensions Funds

The embattled Chairman of Pension Reforms Task Team, PRTT, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, whose whereabouts has remained a mystery since the Senate President issued a warrant for his arrest, released a statement, Sunday, accusing the Head of Service, HoS, of the Federation, of “returning pensions funds to the looting era.”Maina alleged that the HoS, Alhaji Isa B. Sali had inexplicably refused to sign the pension vouchers prepared by the PRTT, thereby stalling the payment of pensioners since November last year.

Maina’s statement released by Olajide Fashikun, identified as a media consultant to the embattled pension officer, read in part:

“There is credible and verifiable intelligence that the Federal Civil Service Pension Office is going back to the looting era as pensioners are being denied of their monthly pensions.

“About 98 percent of pensioners have been grossly underpaid and some of them totally denied pensions in the months of November and December 2012 and January 2013.

“In November 2012, the Head of Service Pension Office hijacked the preparation of monthly pension’s payment without the knowledge of PRTT or recourse to its authentic biometric database.”