AGF authorised Maina’s reinstatement –Documents

Ade Adesomoju , Abuja
Indications emerged on Monday that a former
head of the Presidential Task Force on Pension
Reforms , Abdulrasheed Maina , declared
wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission on corruption charges , was
reinstated based on the advice of the Attorney
General of the Federation and Minister of
Justice , Mr . Abubakar Malami ( SAN ).
This is contained in two separate letters by the
Federal Civil Service Commission addressed to
Maina and the Head of Service , Mrs. Winifred
Oyo - Ita .

The letters also indicated that Maina was
reinstated into the service with effect from
February 21 , 2013 , being the date he was
earlier dismissed from service .
The letters also indicated that the FCSC
approved Maina to sit for the next promotion
examination for the post of Director
( Administration), Grade Level 17 .
Both letters dated September 18 , 2017 were
with reference number FC. 4029 . 82 /
VOL . III / 179 .

The two letters were signed by Mustapha L .

Sulaiman on behalf of the Chairman of the
FCSC.

The letter addressed to Maina indicated that
Malami , in his letter with reference number
HAGF / FCSC / 2017 / VOL . 1 / 3 and dated April 27 ,
2017 “ requested ” the FCSC to reinstate Maina
on the basis that the warrant issued for
Maina ’ s arrest had been quashed by a court
order .
The letter with the title , ‘ Reinstatement into
service : Alhaji Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina ,
Deputy Director (Administration) , SGL 16 ;
stated , “ Kindly refer to the Attorney General
of the Federation / Honourable Minister of
Justice letter Ref . No. HAGF / FCSC/ 2017 /
VOL . 1 / 3 dated April 27 , 2017 requesting the
Federal Civil Service Commission to give
consequential effect to the judgment that
voided the warrant of arrest issued against A .

A . Maina which formed the basis for the query
and his eventual dismissal .
“ Further to the aforementioned letter , the
Federal Civil Service Commission at its
meeting held on June 14 , 2017 deliberated on
the Attorney General of the Federation ’ s letter
and requested the Office of the Head of the
Civil Service of the Federation vide letter
FC . 4029 / 82 / VOL . III / 160 of June 21 , 2017 to
advise the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Interior to consider the AGF ’ s letter , the
officer ’ s case and make appropriate
recommendation to the commission .
“ The OHCSF accordingly advised the Ministry
of Interior to consider the matter.
“ The Ministry of Interior at its Senior Staff
Committee meeting held on June 22 , 2017
considered the disciplinary case against the
officer and the letter by the Attorney General
of the Federation and Minister of Justice
seeking the reinstatement of the officer as a
Director (Administration) , SGL . 17 in the
Federal Civil Service . ”

The letter added that the Senior Staff
Committee of the Ministry of Interior
recommended Maina ’ s reinstatement and the
approval for him to sit for promotion
examination.
It read in part , “ The Ministry of Interior’ s
Senior Staff Committee deliberated on the case
and recommended that Mr . Maina be
reinstated into the Service as Deputy Director ,
SGL . 16 . The Office of the Head of the Civil
Service of the Federation vide letter Ref . No .

HCSF / LU / COR/ FCSC/ 749/ III / 135 dated August
14 , 2017 forwarded the recommendations of
the Senior Staff Committee of the Ministry on
Interior to the FCSC for further necessary
action .

“ The FCSC at its meeting held on Wednesday ,
August 16 , 2017 considered the letter from the
Attorney General of the Federation and
Minister of Justice and the recommendations
of the Senior Staff Committee of the Ministry
of Interior on the disciplinary case against
Alhaji Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina , Deputy
Director ( Administration), Salary Grade Level
16 . The FCSC, thereafter, approved the
reinstatement of the officer into the service
with effect from February 21 , 2013 ( being the
date he was earlier dismissed from service ) .

The FCSC, also approved for the officer to sit
for the next promotion examination to the
post of Director (Administration) , SGL. 17 .
“ I am therefore to convey the approval of the
FCSC for the reinstatement into the Service of
Alhaji Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina , Deputy
Director (Administration) , SGL 16 . ”
The FCSC reproduced the content of letter
addressed to Maina in the copy sent to the
Head of Service .

But the FCSC, in its letter addressed to the
Head of Service , stated , “ You are kindly
requested to deliver the attached original letter
to the officer , please . ”

When contacted on Monday , the Special
Adviser to the AGF , Mr . Salihu Isah , said he
was not aware of the opinion by his boss
recommending Maina ’ s reinstatement .
“ Nothing of such has been brought to my
attention . I am not aware, ” he said.
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