- The African Centre for Leadership and Development names Rabiu Kwankwaso, Goodwill Akpabio, and Jonah Jang among senators still receiving salaries as former governors
- The group says a former governor in Lagos is entitled to two houses, one in Lagos and Abuja estimated to cost between N500m and N700m
- Saraki rejoices as law to stop salaries of ex-governors and deputies is passed in Kwara
The African Centre for Leadership and Development (ACLD) has alleged that 21 senators and ministers are presently receiving salaries from their states as former governors, deputy governors, while currently serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly.
The Tribune reports that the programme director, ACLD, Victoria Ose Udoh, made the disclosure on Thursday, May 17, at a one-day workshop on salaries and emoluments of National Assembly members held at Regview Hotel, Kaduna.
The group listed those allegedly collecting double salaries to include:
1. Senate president Bukola Saraki
2. Rabiu Kwankwaso
3. Kabir Gaya
4. Goodwill Akpabio
5. Theodore Orji
6. Abdullahi Adamu
7. Sam Egwu
8. Shaaba Lafiagi
9. Joshua Dariye
10. Jonah Jang
11. Ahmed Sani Yarima
12. Danjuma Goje
13. Bukar Abba,
14. Adamu Aliero,
15. George Akume,
16. Miss Biodun Olujimi
17. Enyinaya Abaribe
17. Rotimi Amaechi
19. Kayode Fayemi
20. Chris Ngige
21. Babatunde Fashola
Udoh stated that a former governor in Lagos enjoys the following benefits for life: two houses, one in Lagos and Abuja estimated to cost between N500m and N700m, 300% of annual salary to be paid every two years and N2.5m pension among others.
She said: “In Akwa Ibom State, the law provides for N200m annual pay for former governors. Similarly, in Kano, the law provides for 100 per cent of annual basic salaries, six bedroom house and a 30-day vacation within and outside the country.
“In Gombe state, there is N300m executive pension benefits for ex-governors. In Kwara 300 per cent of his salary as furniture allowance, five personal staff. In Sokoto, a former governor receives N200m as his entitlements.”
Meanwhile, Senate President Bukola Saraki has hailed the Kwara state House of Assembly for passing law to stop salaries for former governors and their deputies in the state.
NAIJ.com gathered that the state assembly had on Tuesday, February 27, passed the an amendment bill halting payment of pension to former governors, deputy governors and other officers holding political offices after their tenure in office.
The Kwara state house of assembly had on Tuesday, February 27, passed an amendment bill halting payment of pension to former governors, deputy governors and other officers holding political offices after their tenure in office.
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