As the investigative hearing on the re-instatement of former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reform, Abdulrasheed Maina, continued on Thursday, before the House of Representatives Committee, the Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, denied endorsing the letter for Maina’s reinstatement.
The HoS, who made the declaration, also said the Ministry of Interior acted on an advance copy sent to the Federal Civil Service Commission, which was for information purpose.
“An officer cannot be written an official letter without it passing through a superior, any such letter must pass through the administrative head before it’s sent to the officer, it is the normal administrative line of correspondence.
“I did not endorse the letter for the reinstatement of Maina. Recall I brought the letter for sighting last week, it was never sent to Maina. That letter is still in my possession,” Oyo-Ita explained.
Speaking further, she said: “What the Ministry of Interior did was they acted on an advance copy sent to them by the Federal Civil Service Commission for information purpose only. I never endorsed that copy, I already explained that last week.
“For the Perm Sec to say the reinstatement of Maina was coming from the HoS of the Federation was a bit limited in facts.”