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Mainagate: IYC Calls For Sack Of Officers Involved




The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has called for sack of all officers involved in the embarrassing recall of pension funds fugitive, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, saying that the incident has dealt a serious blow to the anti-corruption crusade of the Buhari administration. 

The group said that it is totally unacceptable for key officers of the Buhari administration such as the Attorney General of the Federal and Minister of Justice, Mr. Malami, the Minister of Interior, Mr. Abdulraham Dambazau and the Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission to have played key roles in the unthinkable reinstatement of Mr. Maina.

President of the group, Barr. Eric Omare in a statement on Wednesday said: “In the view of the IYC, this incident clearly shows that the much touted anti-corruption crusade of the Buhari administration is mere rhetoric as far as key officers of the administration are concerned. As the saying goes,’’ show me your friend and I will tell you who you are’’.

“If key officers of the Buhari administration such as Malami and Abdulraham Dambazau could be involved in such a despicable conduct, then it is safe to say that the Buhari administration pays lip service to the anit-corruption war.


“We make bold to state that reinstating Mr. Maina who was involved in massive diversion of pension funds and dismissed from service for absconding from work while running away from the long arm of the law is pure corruption.

“It is on record that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other law enforcement agencies had declared Mr. Maina wanted before now. It is therefore surprising that such as person could find himself back in service under the Buhari administration that professes to be fighting corruption.

“Therefore, the IYC is of the strong opinion that for the anti-corruption crusade under which platform the Buhari administration was elected to be taken serious; President Buhari should massively overhaul key personnel in his administration by sacking the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Malami and the Minister of Interor, Mr. Dambazau.


“This is the only way to regain the confidence of Nigerians. Nigerians are fast losing confidence in the Buhari administration’s anti-corruption war because of the so many corruption related issues surrounding key officers of the administration”.

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