I have stopped collecting pension in Kwara – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki said he had stop collecting pension as former governor of Kwara State.

According to him, he wrote a letter to the state government to stop the payment.

A civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, had accused the former governors of receiving double pay from government.

“No, I’m not collecting pension; the moment I saw that allegation, I wrote to my state to stop my pension.

“So, I speak for myself on that part; I’m not doing that, I am not receiving pension from my state,” he said.

Speaking on other senators involved in the issue, he said, “I think I will leave everybody to their individual decision.

“Morally, if you have got another job, you should give it up until when you are truly a pensioner.

“Some of these oversights are not addressing the issues. What the states should do is to go and amend their laws to say that if you have another appointment then you are not entitled to that benefit.

“With this, we will just simplify the matter.”

Saraki said the Senate has not had any serious interface with the Bank of Infrastructure.

We are not engaging with them particularly. I think that they were part of those involved in the Lagos-Ibadan road. But, I don’t think government should really put funds into that.

“I have this strong view and I feel very strongly about it, that nowhere in the world has government funded infrastructure.

“Government cannot, and even if government can fund infrastructure projects, the social sector will suffer – health will suffer and education will suffer.’’

He confirmed that the senators had fulfilled their October, 2016 pledge to contribute N300, 000 each to support Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East.

Comments (3)

  1. Justice Edem

    Because nothing goes for nothing, this man is very smart, he has his just graduated from London UK son who may likely contest as the next governor of Kwara as this indictment might or could be used against his sons gubar ambition come 2019.

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