The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday announced that its investigation into the scandalous reinstatement of former Pension Chairman, Abdulrasheed Maina into the Federal Civil Service will be done behind closed doors.
The Chairman of the Senate adhoc committee set up to investigate the matter, Emmanuel Paulker made the announcement to journalists in Abuja.
According to him, the committee will make its findings known at the end of the investigations.
Mr. Paulker said: “It should be stated for the purpose of emphasis that the National Assembly, which is constitutionally saddled with the responsibilities to perform this exercise, is not expected to base its conclusion on the preponderance of views being expressed from members of the public, hence the need to conduct this investigative hearing to be in the right position to make appropriate recommendations to the Senate.
“For the avoidance of doubt, it is pertinent to categorically state that we are on a witch hunting mission, but to perform our mandate in line with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended and the Senate Standing Rules.”
Malami and Dambazau are accused of playing key roles in the reinstatement of Maina, who was wanted by EFCC for N2.1billion pensions funds fraud, into the civil service.