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Maina’s recall, promotion: I acted in public interest – Malami

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Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, says he acted in public interest when he asked that former pension boss, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is currently on the run after he was indicted in a N2.1 billion pension fraud, be reinstated and promoted in the Ministry of Interior.

Speaking to Vanguard, Maina said he was guided by the law when he asked for Maina's recall and that he will reveal all that happened when he appears before the Senate committee investigating the matter.

He said, “I am a legal practitioner, who is always guided by law and public interest and will therefore not do anything that deviates from the law or breaches public interest. I believe that Nigerians are entitled to know the truth in the entire saga and I am ready to speak directly to them when I appear before the Senate since I have been summoned by the legislature, which is investigating the matter. I will not, however, talk until I get clearance from my principal on the matter and I look forward to addressing anxious Nigerians on the matter when I appear before the Senators,” he said