Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has said his involvement in the reinstatement of wanted Abdulrasheed Maina into the civil service was “guided by public interest”.
Maina, ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), was accused of being involved in pension fraud running into over N100 billion.
He fled the country after he was declared wanted by the Police and the EFCC.
Malami said he would reveal the truth to Nigerians when he appears before the Senate.
“I am a legal practitioner, who is always guided by law and public interest and will therefore not do anything that deviates from the law or breaches public interest,” Malami told Vanguard.
“I believe that Nigerians are entitled to know the truth in the entire saga and I am ready to speak directly to them when I appear before the Senate since I have been summoned by the legislature, which is investigating the matter.
“I will not however talk until I get clearance from my principal on the matter and I look forward to addressing anxious Nigerians on the matter when I appear before the senators,” the minister said.