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Pensioners express support for suspended Mayshak

04 April 2016, 21:43Okoro Chinedu

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 alleged fraud.

“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

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