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Mainagate: Jonathan speaks on collecting N5 billion monthly from pension fund

The immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan has denied receiving any money from the pension fund.

Jonathan said there was no iota of truth in reports that he forcefully collected N5 billion monthly from the money.

The ex-President said this through his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.

This is in reaction to a statement credited to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who was said to have told the Senate committee that the former Pension boss, Abdurasheed Maina confided in him that an ex-President received N5 billion from the board.

Jonathan said the claim is “a blatant lie hurriedly cooked up to divert the attention of the general public from the raging ‘Mainagate’ and other embarrassing scandals.”

He added, “We believe that the story was concocted as part of the unfolding grand design (by the Buhari administration) to always dodge responsibility and blame every evil act taking place in the present dispensation on the past (Jonathan ) administration.

“In the first place, we do not believe that Malami made such a claim because he is in a position to know that it is simply not true.”


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