Lagos – The Pensioners Rights and Protection
Alliance (PPRA), a pension advocacy organisation, has sprung to the defence of
suspended Director-General of the Pension Transition Arrangement Department
(PTAD), Nellie Mayshak.
The group claimed a witch-hunt was underway after Mayshak
was recently suspended for alleged corruption.
PPRA Executive Secretary, Sule Adams, questioned the
haste with which the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, suspended the DG
without first carrying out a discreet and forensic investigation into the
“The suspension of Mrs. Nellie Mayshak according to him
came to us as a rude shock not because she is above such disciplinary action,
but because we find the process leading to it as gravely flawed and undeserving
of a Nigerian who had worked hard since the establishment of PTAD to put smiles
on the faces of us, Nigerian pensioners,” said Adams.
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The group argued Mayshak had a track record of
performance based a reputation built over the years working with different
governments and international agencies in public sector reforms.
“We therefore call on the minister of Finance and indeed
the President to see through the gang up against this intelligent and
hard-working Nigerian and not just lift the suspension but clear her name
through diligent investigation devoid of bias,” Adams said on behalf of PPRA.
Mayshak is alleged to have unlawfully pocketed
up to N60 million as a monthly salary.
- CAJ News