Kwara: All Pension Money Paid to Saraki Has Been Returned

Date: 2017-08-10

The Kwara state government has said that all pension money paid to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, as a former governor of the state had been returned to the coffers of the state government.

A statement signed by the secretary to the state government, Alh Isiaka Gold, said Saraki had in a letter dated August 20,2015 requested the state government to stop his pension and that the amount already credited to his account be refunded to the state government.

The statement reads: "The attention of Kwara State Government has been drawn to issues surrounding the payment of pensions to former governors of the state, especially the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON. As a result, the State Government wishes to make the following clarifications:

"That Dr Saraki, as a two-term Governor, is entitled to pension as stipulated by the third schedule, Paragraph D (i) of the Governor and Deputy Governor ((payment of pension) Law, No. 12 of 2010 of Kwara State.

"That the said pension has been duly remitted to his account, like other former Governors', since he left office but when via a letter dated 20th August 2015 addressed to the state government, Dr Saraki requested that the payment of pension to his account be stopped and the amount already credited to the account be refunded to the Government, the State Government promptly complied.

"That the Government not only stopped the payment of the said pension, the amount already paid into Dr Saraki's account since he left office was deducted from the money owed to him as well as his other outstanding lawful entitlements.

" In view of the foregoing, it should be noted that neither the Kwara State Government nor Dr Bukola Saraki violated the state pension law or any other law for that matter. The State Pension Law empowers the State Government to pay pension to former Governors of the State.

"That the Kwara State Government will want to reiterate the fact that it was Dr Saraki who on his own volition considered the morality of the situation in which the pension would put him since he is still a serving Senator and chose to abandon his legal rights. We believe he should be commended for decision.

" That it is the hope of the Kwara State Government that this clarification will end all the controversy about this issue."

Source

Click to add/read Comments


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Bayo Ajia     Idris Garuba     Baba Isale     Ramadhan     Christopher Odetunde     Guber Aspirant     Ayedun     John Dara     Oyawoye     Adijat Adebiyi     Ojo Fadumila     Yusuf Olaolu Ali     Ike Ekweremadu     Kwara South     Amuda Bembe     Olusegun Adeniyi     Umar Ahmed Gunu     Arca Santa     Computer Based Test     Adebayo Salami     Laolu Saraki     Balogun Fulani     Aiyedun     Ojuekun     Oba Abdulrahim     Share     Lukman Adeloyin     Isiaka Danmeromu     Isiaka Yusuf     Gabriel Fashanu     Amina Susa'a De Ahmed     Soffiyyallah Kamaldeen     Sheikh Alimi     Olofa Of Offa     Asa     Ibrahim Kayode Adeyemi     Ilofa     Belgore     Kazeem Adekanye     Gbemisola Saraki     Code Of Conduct Bureau     Olusola Saraki     A.E. Afolabi     Raliat Elelu-Habeeb     Jimoh Olusola Imam     Abdulrazaq Akorede     Gafaru Olayiwola Olorisade     Abdulrasheed Okiki     Idowu Aremu     Buari Edun     Abdulkarim Adisa     Ilorin South     Ijagbo     Suleiman Ajadi     Oba Of Jebba     Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory     Toyin Sanusi     Jimoh Akani     Garba Ayodele Wahab     BIR     Hajj     Offa     Sandal     Abdulrazak Shehu Akorede     College Of Health     Esuwoye     Kwarareports     Edu     Ladi Hassan     Daud Adeshola     Alaiye     Dauda Adeniran Adeshola     Olushola Saraki     Ishaq Oloyede     Offa Poly     Transition Implementation Committee     Mustapha AbdulGaniyu