Mrs. Kemi Adesina, the Minister of Finance and the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, have said that the embattled former pension boss was paid last in February 2013.
This came as the Abdulrasheed Maina’s lawyer, Mohammed Katu, claimed that his client was paid last October
But, Adeosun and Idris, while testifying before the committee, denied the claim.
Idris explained that the civil service operated an automated payment system which would have shown such.
He said, “From our records, Maina received his last salary in February 2013. In March 2013, he was removed from the payroll.
“I don’t know from where he received the salary. There is nobody with the name Abdulrasheed Maina in our system.”
The finance minister confirmed the Idris’ statement.
When the committee asked the lawyer to produce evidence of the salary his client collected, he could not tender any document.
Katu, however, pointed out that since Maina went to court and got judgments in his favour, he had been returned to the service from the date he was “purported” to have been dismissed in 2013.