Presidency Not Hobnobbing With Maina – Okupe Reviewed by Momizat on . The Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe on Thursday refuted allegations by the National Assembly that the pre The Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe on Thursday refuted allegations by the National Assembly that the pre Rating:
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Presidency Not Hobnobbing With Maina – Okupe

The Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe on Thursday refuted allegations by the National Assembly that the presidency was shielding the Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina.

Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Okupe said everything is being done to ensure that Mr Maina is arrested and made to answer allegations of corruption levelled against him by the Senate Committee that probed pension fund administration.

Mr Okupe said, “I heard the Speaker of the House say that people in high places should not be hobnobbing with corrupt officials. That issue does not arise at all.

“The Presidency is not hobnobbing with Maina. The Presidency is not shielding Maina.

“I also heard somebody mention that Maina is on the list of the President trip to Switzerland. That is not correct. The president is not even going to Switzerland.

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  • smuyiwa

    Okupe, you are a liar.

  • A_Keen_Observer

    One wonders why Mr Okupe cannot use plain language. The word ‘Hobnobbing’ is not suitable in this article.

  • http://twitter.com/DrEmuan Emuan Timothy

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  • http://twitter.com/DrEmuan Emuan Timothy

    the real issue is not whether or not you arrest these people involved one way or the other with the pension scam, the point is what happens to them if found guilty? the first one was granted 250k bail which which his driver could just have taken from the pigeon hole and settle the court. lets keep watching!!!

  • 240240

    I believe Maina is not alone in this saga ,it takes more than an individual to steal so much monies from govt. if properly investigated we will find out some notable people re also involved ,this issue should not be swept under d carpet ,and govt should stop putting people in charge of public monies !

  • coded4life

    If Doyin Okupe thinks Jonathan is being vilified, I think he needs to watch CNN or FOX news a bit more to see how Obama is vilified everyday for things less. Point is he should stop comparing the two democracies. Its simply incomparable! These are valid questions being asked. I suggest he watches CNN State of the Union on sundays and other programs if he thinks the presidency has been vilified incessantly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mykezeasor Michael Ezeasor

    Am disappointed in Okupe.

  • leverts272

    leverts
     we nigerians are not fools. dr Okupe should know that. we have seen how the executive pretended as if he has not done anything wrong. my question is this, must the executive wait for the nass to fish out corrupt nigerian officials, or corrupt practices

  • leverts272

    we nigerians are not fools . we are watching what is playing out in the Maina issue. first the executive said is not their responsibility to bring a corrupt government official to book. but rather is head of service cup of tea. not the executive cup of tea. my question is this why must the executive always wait for the house before they will try to bring to book corrupt government officials. Dr. Doyin Okupe you guys need to do more

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