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Head of Civil Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita Photo: fmic.gov.ng

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, has vowed to sanction any government official involved in the controversial reinstatement and subsequent posting of ex-Chairman of the Pension Reforms Commission, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday, she said disciplinary actions cannot be applied until ongoing investigations were completed and the pending court case on the matter was dispensed with.

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Oyo-Ita said no step could be taken on the matter until the separate probes instituted by the Presidency and the two chambers of the National Assembly were completed.

She said: “Yes, the Maina issue was a controversial one. I wish to inform you that there are already investigation processes going on both at the Presidency and at the National Assembly.

“Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have set up committees on that issue.

“Recently, a court case was also instituted on this Maina’s issue.

“So, with all these investigative machineries in process and the court, which you know that once a matter is in court, it becomes sub judice, there is really not much one can say or do in terms of disciplinary action.

“This is because the matter is already being investigated at the highest levels: at the Executive, Legislative and now Judiciary levels.”