A list of 21 serving senators who still receive pension as either former governors or former deputy governors has emerged.
It was gathered that the Senators, while they receive their salaries and other allowances from the government as senators, also get paid pension by their various states, many of which are currently financially distressed.
According to civil society group, the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL), who came up with the list today Friday 29, 2016, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Godswill Akpabio are two of the former governors still milking their states.
In a statement, the group backed the call for strict adherence to financial rules as well as the reduction in wastage of public funds.
The group also wondered why “any public servant with conscience collect salaries and allowances as a senator or minister, and still have the audacity to claim pensions equivalent to the salaries of a serving governor in Nigeria“.
CACOL listed the senators below as those receiving double pay from both their states and the federal government:
- Bukola Saraki of Kwara
- Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano
- Kabiru Gaya of Kano
- Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom
- Theodore Orji of Abia
- Abdullahi Adamu of Nasarawa
- Sam Egwu of Ebonyi
- Shaaba Lafiagi of Kwara
- Joshua Dariye of Plateau
- Jonah Jang of Plateau
- Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko of Sokoto
- Ahmed Sani Yarima of Zamfara
- Danjuma Goje of Gombe
- Bukar Abba Ibrahim of Yobe
- Adamu Aliero of Kebbi
- George Akume of Benue
- Isiaka Adeleke of Osun
- Danladi Abubakar Sani served as acting governor of Taraba state.
- Ms Biodun Olujimi of Ekiti
- Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe of Abia
Former governors serving as ministers
- Chris Ngige of Anambra
- Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti
- Rotimi Amaechi Of Rivers
- Babatunde Fashola (SAN) of Lagos.
Read the full statement here.
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