Former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina has said he would appear the House of Representatives if he is guaranteed security.
Speaking through his counsel Mohammed Sani Katu on Thursday, Maina pleaded with the lawmakers to ensure that no security agency would arrest or harass him before he could appear to give more details on the matter.
“We ask that you give Maina protection so that no security agency will interfere or arrest him so that he’ll appear in person. If that is done, we can assure you that Maina will come. We want you to give Maina a cover to appear.”
Katu said Maina was not properly sacked from the civil service.
“On the issue of his disappearance, he had to disappear because there was so much threats to his life. On the issue of his dismissal from service, which came up in 2013, we have documents to say here that even after he was allegedly sacked, he still wrote letters to the then president, finance minister, and the rest, which they acted on.
“I can tell you that about 23 files were sent to Maina even as at last few months to treat in his capacity as acting director, even after the purported dismissal.
“Another matter was that whether those that sacked him had powers to do so. When his lawyers realized that there was a process of sacking him, they wrote a letter to the commission that he filed a case in court against that. His letter wasn’t complied with,” the lawyer said.