Abuja - Investigations have revealed that former President Goodluck Jonathan; his deputy, Namadi Sambo; immediate past ministers and presidential aides as well as non-returning federal lawmakers will be paid their severance allowances in 2016, Punch reports.
The Ministry of Finance in Abuja said that the allowances amounting to N3.24 billion of the political office holders, who left office last Friday, were not captured in this year’s budget.
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An official of the ministry while explaining the reason why the severance pay was not captured in this year’s budget, said as of last year when the 2015 budget was being prepared, the outcome of the April 2015 elections could not be ascertained.
He said since the outcome of the elections could not be predicted, there was no way the Budget Office could have determined the number of political office holders that would not be re-elected.
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