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21 ex governors receive double salaries from government

07 April 2016, 18:02

Abuja -  Following revelations that Senate President, Bukola Saraki was receiving salaries years after he vacated the seat as governor of Kwara State, check have revealed that 20 other former governors still enjoy the benefit.

The former governors, who are now senators or ministers under President Muhammadu Buhari are receiving pension payments from their state governments and are also drawing salaries from public purse as serving senators and ministers.

Also read: Saraki accused of lodging N.6m 50 times in 1 day

The ex-governors are receiving millions of naira as pension and also get salaries for their current position in the government.

The former governors now senators are:

Bukola Saraki (Kwara), 

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano), 

Kabiru Gaya (Kano), 

Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), 

Theodore Orji (Abia), 

Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa), 

Sam Egwu (Ebonyi), 

Shaaba Lafiagi (Kwara), 

Joshua Dariye (Plateau) 

Jonah Jang (Plateau).

Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko (Sokoto), 

Ahmed Sani Yarima (Zamfara), 

Danjuma Goje (Gombe), 

Bukar Abba Ibrahim (Yobe), 

Adamu Aliero (Kebbi), 

George Akume (Benue) 

Isiaka Adeleke (Osun).

Former governors now ministers include 

Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), 

Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), 

Chris Ngige (Anambra) 

Babatunde Fashola (Lagos).

- News 24


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