The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said he is prepared to appear before the Senate to answer questions into the circumstances surrounding the reinstatement of the former head of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
While speaking to Punch, on Thursday, the AGF said, “I am prepared to appear before the Senate. The Senate hearing was supposed to be held on Wednesday, but it was rescheduled to a yet-to-be announced date.
“I am waiting for a fresh invitation by the Senate.”
When asked about his roles in Maina’s reinstatement, Malami said, “I will like to speak to Nigerians directly during the Senate hearing.”
Speaking on the issue, the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye had on Thursday criticized the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Alhaji Garba Shehu, for blaming the former administration of Goodluck Jonathan as being responsible for the return of Maina.
Dayo while speaking in Abuja on Thursday called for the sack of Garba Shehu.
The statement read in part: “The shenanigans surrounding the return of Maina who was under investigation and sacked by the previous administration of the PDP is an issue Nigerians are privy to and even Maina’s immediate family have come out openly with their position that President Buhari was responsible for his return.
“May we therefore remind Shehu in case he has forgotten that the current administration is that of the All Progressives Congress and not the PDP, so we wonder how the PDP will be responsible for the mess created by President Buhari and his cabal.
“We had earlier in our response on this matter advised the government to properly investigate those responsible for this mess and bring them to justice and we still stand on that, because Nigerians are tired of excuses and blame game.”