Published On: Fri, Nov 24th, 2017

Malami reveals discussion with Maina in Dubai, says NSA attended meeting

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Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has opened up on what he and ex-Pension Reform boss, Abdulrasheed Maina discussed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in January, 2016.

Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami

​He gave the details when he appeared before a House of Representatives Committee on Thursday.​

​Malami said his official meeting with Maina was in the presence of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno.​

“My meeting with Maina was after securing no objections from the security agencies, particularly the DSS”, he recalled.

“He pressurized seriously to meet me on the matter. There was a third party in attendance.

​”​The NSA was part of the entourage and I intimated him. I had cause to meet with Maina with NSA in attendance.

“At the meeting, Maina made a submission to us that he was responsible for the recovery of N2bn pension fund and another N1bn.

​”​He alleged that there was an attempt to eliminate him when he went to the Villa.

“He said N3.7bn was shared by some powerful forces in the pension circle.

​”​On our return back home, the information was shared among the relevant agencies, and efforts were made to block leakages.”


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