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Adamawa Assembly directs suspended members to refund Severance Allowance

2015-05-19 22:29
President Goodluck Jonathan, flanked by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani Sidi (at his right) and Governor of Borno State Kashim Shettima at (center of the picture), gestures as he speaks to internal displaced people from Bag ~ OLATUNJI OMIRIN

Yola - The Adamawa House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution directing five suspended members of the assembly who were allegedly paid Severance Allowance to refund the money or face arrest.

The House plenary presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, said the suspended lawmakers were not entitled to severance allowance.

Also read: Adamawa Assembly Speaker impeached

It also said that the diversion of money from the state Pension Fund meant for pensioners by the executive to pay the lawmakers was not only unfortunate but also illegal.

Meanwhile, the state Accountant-General, Mrs Augustina Wandamita, who was due to appear before the house on the alleged diversion of the pension fund to pay severance allowance, did not show up.

Wandamita, however, sent a letter to the house stating that she had gone to Abuja to honour an invitation from the EFCC.

The house rescheduled next Monday as the new date for the accountant-general to appear before it on the matter.(NAN)


- CAJ News
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