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Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Thursday, told the House of Representatives’ Ad-Hoc Committee Investigating the Disappearance, Re-appearance, Re-instatement and Promotion of former Chairman of the Pension Task Force Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, that the Federal Government last paid his salary in February 2013.
This is contrary to reports that since his second disappearance his salary was continued.
Adeosun told members of the Ad-Hoc Committee, according to a statement by Oluyinka Akintunde, her Special Adviser, Media & Communications: “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).
“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.”
Also addressing the ad-hoc committee, Accountant General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, reinforced the position of the Minister that Maina was indeed 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 stressed.