National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend those complicit in the reinstatement of former chairman of the Presidential Pension Task Force to the civil service within the period of 7 days.
The call was made by NANS President, Chinonso Obasi, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, saying that such action would ensure a credible probe of all alleged parties in the scandal.
According to Chinonso, “Just recently, a mind boggling revelation was made of how Maina was smuggled back to the civil service after almost five years of abscondment.
“The elevation of Maina from Deputy Director to a Director at the Interior Ministry with evidence of official exchange of correspondence amongst many government officials is nothing but an attempt to ridicule the public image and psyche of Nigerians and the civil service system.
“As advocates of sane and corrupt free Nigeria, we make bold to ask President Muhammadu Buhari to swiftly suspend all heads of commission, extra ministerial departments and ministries involved in this sour saga.’’
“We insist that same measures taken by the presidency in the cases involving the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency be meted out to everyone involved in the Mainagate.
“This case should be diligently probed and prosecuted and the report should not be swept under the carpet.
“To this end, we hereby issue a 7-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to act and do so with highest sense of sincerity regardless of those involved and their closeness to the corridor of power,’’ he said.