The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied being involved in the reinstatement of wanted ex-chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, into the Civil Service.
DSS, in a statement on Monday, said it was not investigating Maina nor handling any matter connected to him and that there was no correspondence between it and the Head of Service with respect to Maina.
“The Department of State Services(DSS) hereby states categorically that it has no hand in the recall or reinstatement of Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina.
“There was no correspondence of any sort between the DSS and the Head of Service with respect to Mr Maina. The DSS is not investigating him nor handling any matter connected to Maina and neither has the DSS ever forwarded any correspondence to Mr President or any arm of government for the recall or reinstatement of Maina,” the statement read.
Civil service responsibility
The service further explained that Maina is a civil servant and if any disciplinary action needs to be taken against him, it is the responsibility of the Civil Service, not the DSS.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday ordered the immediate dismissal of Maina from the Civil Service, while calling for investigation into his reinstatement.
The office of the Head of Service of the Federation (HoS), in a swift response, denied approving the reinstatement of Maina.