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."

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