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Turai Yar'Adua's brother holds two concurrent civil service positions

Source: pointblanknews.com

Barely two months after the demise of her husband forced her out of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, former first lady, Turai Yar'Adua, is in the news again.

Recent checks by Pointblanknews.com reveal that her elder brother , Alhaji Zaiyana Abdullahi, a retired permanent secretary, is currently holding two concurrent appointments in the civil service.

According to pointblanknews.com findings,  Abdullahi,  who is the current chairman of the Katsina State Civil Service Commission, is also the Chairman, Governing Council, Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo, Oyo State.

This development  is a violation of the 5 th schedule Part 1(Code of conduct), Section 4 (1) -4(2) of the 1999 constitution. 4(1) states  that “…a public officer shall not after his retirement from the public service, and while receiving pension from public funds, accept more than one remunerative position as chairman, director or employee of a company owned or controlled by government, any public authority, …” 4(2) says “…a retired public servant shall not receive any other remuneration from public funds in addition to his pension and the emolument of such one remunerative position”

Pointblanknews.com learnt that Abdullahi, who retired as permanent secretary in the Katsina State Civil service, was appointed a permanent commissioner by Late President Umaru Yar'Adua. But after  the death of  former chairman, Alhaji Yusuf Abubakar in 2009, Governor Shema made him chairman.

It was gathered that, one year before  Shema made him chairman Katsina Civil Service Commission,  the Yar'Adua administration had appointed him Chairman, Governing Council at the Federal College of Education.

The implication is, Abdullahi is gross violation of the constitution, receives his full pension from the Katsina State Government, his full salary and allowances as Chairman, katsina State Civil Service Commission, and full remuneration, allowances, entitlements and perks including official vehicle as the Chairman, Governing Council, federal College of Education (Special), Oyo.