The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, PRTT Abdulrasheed Maina has debunked a story reported by an online platform, Sahara Reporters claiming that Mr Maina has named the Chairman of the Senate Ad-Hoc committee on the probe of Maina’s reinstatement and re-looted properties recovered from pension thieves, Distinguished Senator Paulker as another attempt by Saharareporters to protect its sponsors in order to maintain the firm grip on the future of Nigerians.
In a statement by his Mr. Maina’s spokesman, Mohammed Sabo, the erstwhile Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force said he has never mentioned the Distinguished Sen. Paulker neither has he ever met with him before. In a strong term, Sabo noted that, Nigerians have come to know Sahara Reporters as a medium for cheap blackmail hence should not be taken seriously.
“Sahara Reporters has been paid to tarnish Mr Paulker’s image probably to instigate him against Maina just in the same manner they have blackmailed Judges from sitting on cases that were duly assigned to them for fear of blackmail.
“ The Senate committee Chairman on Establishment has earned himself a reputation amongst notable Nigerians based on his transparent nature in handling the pension probe. It could be recalled that, Sen. Paulker during Senate plenary seeking a mandate to investigate how the anti-graft commission shared about 270 properties recovered by the Maina’s led PRTT under it’s custody.
This campaign which is another attempt by the US based online medium to protect the image of its notable beneficiaries is coming as a seed of discord to alter the good work and reputation of the committee by those who are afraid of the mind blowing revelations coming out from the committee and by Mr. Maina who has vowed to reveal the last trace of the Re-looted properties which the EFCC has mismanaged for personal purposes.
“ Senator Paulker has nothing to do with the pension funds and has never been named anywhere in regards to Pension fund. I believe it is the EFCC which is a major sponsor of SAHARA Reporters and it’s campaign of calumny that is desperately out to deceive some gullible Nigerians in order to divert their attention from the truth.
“We have instructed our lawyer to institute a legal action against Sahara Reporters for defamation of character and falsehood and we must see to the end of it.
“ No campaign of calumny or blackmail shall discourage us from speaking the truth for Nigerians who have stood by us throughout this dark period from knowing all the truth and nothing but the truth at the end of the probe.” the statement added.