Maina’s Colleagues Cry Out:Allegations of Fraud Against Us Are False



The Pension Reform Task Team,PRTT  has risen in defence of  itself.A statement today by  Hassan Salihu, spokesman for the team titled his statement thus:  “Etuk – Gaya Committee Grossly Misinformed The , Misappropriation Allegations Are False”

According Salihu,the PRTT spokesman,   “The Task Team is not a statutory body. Thus, the of Service has the exclusive rights for expenditure control of his Office. All financial or material engagements of the Task Team are subject of approvals from the of Civil Service of the Federation.  is no when the of the Pension Task Team who is an ordinary “Assistant Director” became the of Civil Service of the Federation

“Hence, the Pension Team emphatically states that it has no of approval of ONE NAIRA over the pension offices that it has so far structured. Pension Task Team has not yet been provided operational budget neither has it any account to date.

“The Task Team only deals with papers work to compute pensioners’ entitlements, after which it then send it to of Service for approval. Nigerians should note that the Team is not in custody of recovered funds; the recoveries are executed by Anti-graft agency where applicable”

However, President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the Head of service of the federation to take disciplinary actions against Abdulrasheed Maina .The Police  had earlier declared him wanted based on the warrant of arrest issued by the .

Read the full text of  the PRTT  Press Release below

Etuk-Gaya Committee Grossly Misinformed The , Misappropriation Allegations Are False – Says PRTT

The allegations against the Pension Reform Task Team on misappropriation of pension funds are baseless and untrue. These spurious allegations are the product of Etuk -Gaya Senate Pension Probe Committee who bitterly hates the Pension Task Team with an intense emotion. are no established facts to support all these allegations.

Thus, the Distinguished Senate Pension Probe Committee has grossly misinformed and misled the entire Senate with a fictitious report muddled up with a multitude of naked untrue and misleading unjustifiable conclusions against the Pension Reform Task Team. It is important for Nigerians to equally know that since the inauguration of the Pension Team in June 2010 to date, the National Assembly has never appropriated ONE NAIRA for the Pension Reform Task Team in Appropriation Acts of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Where and how the Pension Team could have misappropriated funds when nothing has been appropriated to it by the National Assembly?

The Task Team is not a statutory body. Thus, the Head of Service has the exclusive rights for expenditure control of his Office. All financial or material engagements of the Task Team are subject of approvals from the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.  is no when the of the Pension Task Team who is an ordinary “Assistant Director” became the Head of Civil Service of the Federation

Hence, the Pension Team emphatically states that it has no of approval of ONE NAIRA over the pension offices that it has so far structured. Pension Task Team has not yet been provided operational budget neither has it any account to date.

The Task Team only deals with papers work to compute pensioners’ entitlements, after which it then send it to Head of Service for approval. Nigerians should note that the Team is not in custody of recovered funds; the recoveries are executed by Anti-graft agency where applicable.

The functions of the Pension Team are mainly to restructure and cleanse the system through biometrics capturing, processing of payments of genuine pensioners and blocking loopholes that are prone to corrupt practices. The Team has delivered these responsibilities to the best interest of this Country.

We believe that His Excellency the Distinguished Senate President as a man of honour and a dynamic leaders, the Pension Task Team still loudly cry for justice on the unfairness meted out by the Etuk Pension Probe Committee.

Hassan Salihu

SPOKESPERSON

PENSION REFORM TASK TEAM


 

No tags for this post.