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“How can anyone say Buhari is fighting corruption” – Nigerians react to removal of Maina from security watchlist

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Nigerians have reacted angrily to a report that security agencies at the nation’s airports have removed Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina from their watchlist.

Recall that Maina was declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2015 over alleged N2.1 billion fraud.

He was subsequently placed on the International Police wanted list.

But this reprieve from the Federal Government, The Punch reported, has enabled him to visit the country more often from his foreign base.

The paper quoted an unnamed security source as saying that powerful persons in the Presidency and the Ministry of Justice were protecting Maina, who they described as a “friend of this administration”.

Some Nigerians took to Twitter to react:

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John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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