The Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, has stood his ground that he did not authorize the controversial letter reinstating the former Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.
Malami reiterated his position on the matter on Thursday during a resumed public hearing on Maina by the House of Representatives in Abuja.
The adhoc committee of the lower chamber of the National Assembly is investigating the disappearance, return and reinstatement of Maina.
In achieving this however, the Green chamber quizzed top government officials to explain the various roles they played in the reported saga.
In his defence, Malami absolved himself of the controversy, debunking claims that the purported letter of Maina’s reinstatement into the service came from his office.
“The purported letter dated February 21, 2017 made available by the committee couldn’t have genuinely emanated from the Attorney General. The letter dated October 5, 2017 which was never signed off on that, I arrive at an irresistible conclusion that Maina’s request for the reinstatement was an ongoing process in the Office of the Attorney General as at October 5, 2017.