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Gossip mars case against suspended PTAD boss

24 March 2016, 11:05Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - A socio-political commentator has raised concern at rumours spread on suspended Director General of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, (PTAD), Nellie Mayshak.

Mayshak was, alongside three officials in the directorate, last week suspended for alleged mismanagement of funds.

“The recent suspension of Mrs. Nellie Mayshak, may come as a surprise to many, as she is one of the only government officials hired by the previous administration, that has survived the hurricane of ‘change’,” said Godwin Ogan, the commentator.

He noted recently, the activities of Mayshak came under scrutiny leading to her suspension.

“A suspension is not a dismissal, so it’s obvious that she is not being victimised by her superiors. But to the shock of many, the rumors circulating in the media, are accusations that are not to be taken likely,” said Ogan.

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“Nigerians should learn to start asking questions and scrutinising rumours before jumping into conclusions. I recently read an article discrediting of the rumors surrounding the suspension of the DG, and I asked myself: Do we need others to filter rumors for us?”

Mayshak was rumoured to be “paying herself” a salary of N60 million.

She was also rumored to be living in her privately owned 15 bedroom mansion in Asokoro, Abuja and owning a fleet of 15 luxurious cars.

“The question now is; who do we believe? I stand with the saying, ‘Innocent until proven guilty.’ If she is found guilty of highhandedness and mismanagement of funds, then the law will take charge, but if she is vindicated the damage these rumors would have caused, will be very unfair,” Ogan said.

“Time will tell. Investigations will end and then the truth will come out.”

- CAJ News

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