The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has joined the chorus of Nigerians expressing disappointment with the fact that the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, was surreptitiously recalled into the Civil Service and promoted.
“We are all shocked like any other person. It is almost unbelievable that such a thing can happen,” said National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, in a briefing to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said the development was “unacceptable and embarrassing” to the party.
Abdullahi however said the party is delighted with the fact that “President Muhammadu Buhari has taken very decisive punitive action against those that are involved.”
“We are also delighted that he has ordered full scale investigation into the circumstances that led to this individual to be reinstated into the public office,’’ he said.
Abudullahi said that the APC believed that those that were part or found to be part of the development would face appropriate consequences.
He, however, debunked insinuations that the president was shielding the suspended Secretary to Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr Ayo Oke, over corruption investigation.
The APC spokesman expressed confidence that the president would do what was necessary and right under the situations in the best interest of the nation.
“Action will definitely be taken on them. I think we should just be kind and wait for the president to take action on that before we come to the conclusion that he has not acted,’’ he said.