Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, says Federal Government stopped the payment of salary to Abdulrasheed Maina, the former Chairman of the Pension Task Force Team, in March 2013.
Adesoun disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja while appearing before the House of Representatives’ Ad-Hoc Committee Investigating the Disappearance, Re-appearance, Re-instatement and Promotion of Maina.
She told members of the Ad-Hoc Committee that Maina was last paid by the Federal Government in February 2013.
“We used two platforms in the payment of salaries – the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS),”she said,
“We have checked our records and we have no record or evidence from the two platforms that salary was paid to Maina since March 2013. We have no biometric data of Maina and he is not a staff of the Federal Ministry of Finance or its agencies.”
Ahmed Idris, Accountant General of the Federation, who also appeared before the Ad-Hoc Committee, reinforced the position of the Minister of Finance that Maina was removed from the Federal Government’s payroll in March 2013.
“From our records, Maina last received salary from the Federal Government in February 2013. From March 2013, Maina was removed from the Government’s payroll. If indeed he was paid as he claimed, he should produce evidence of payment by the Government such as pay slips,” Idris stated.