The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) says  President Muhammadu Buhari's recent order for the immediate firing of the former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina is a bold step at ensurung that corruption is not glorified in the nation’s Civil Service.

A statement by its National Secretary Shuaibu Usman  on Tuesday says the union is particularly happy that Abdulrasheed Maina who had been in the "eye of the storm" for allegedly stealing Pension Funds was not allowed to continue in office.

Maina was the sacked Chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms who was declared wanted in 2013 by EFCC for alleged massive pension fraud amounting to over N100billion.

He was however allegedly recalled from suspension by some highly placed persons in President Buhari’s Government, a development the NUJ frowns at.

His case the union said is of immense interest not because Maina is involved but because, despite the "much-advertised" anti-corruption stance of the Buhari Government, "there are yet some members of his Government who do not share the vision of fighting this cancer that is trying to destroy the nation."

Reinstating Maina to office by these "unscrupulous" persons in Government the union says is not only the "most audacious thing" to happen in recent times but equally "callous".

It therefore appealed to President Buhari to take urgent punitive measures against those involved in the "disgraceful conduct" no matter how highly placed in Government.