By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The Nigeria Women in Action have called for the reinstatement of the former chairman of Pension Reform Taskforce Team (PRTT) Abdulrasheed Maina.
The group which involves wives of pensioners made the call during a protest at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.
The convener of the group, Mrs Ebere Okafor said the solidarity match was in support of the Anti corruption drive of President Buhari in ensuring that corrupted government officials are be convicted for what they stole.
Okafor said, “What we are demanding is for the President to bring Maina back to the pension office, so that the big amount of money missing could be recovered for our husbands.
We are here to lend our voices to the anti corruption war, we dare say, the war against corruption must in it totality irrespective of how highly placed you may be “.
“This is the first time we are speaking in support of our husbands, who worked and retired from the Federal Civil Service. We are speaking now because it is very important for President Buhari to know that , during the time of Abdulrasheed Maina as the chairman of PRTT, our husbands’ pension was increased the and we paid every month “.
She added that, “we want the President to know that, those who are calling Maina a thief are actually the real thieves. They want all our husbands to die , they are stealing our money every day, imagine them stealing 300m Naira every day , N5.32bn every month and saying that 3tr is hidden somewhere ,that which belongs to our husbands . Our request to the President is that we seriously need that money , our children school fees cannot paid and some of them have dropped out of school ,because we are no more financially buoyant to meet our children need ,please we want the 3tr Naira to start business, support our children and have our livelihoods back “.