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Saraki didn't receive salary after leaving office as governor - Kwara Govt

07 April 2016, 09:41

Kwara - The Kwara State Government has denied that Senate President, Bukola Saraki received salary for four years after he served as governor of the state.

On Wednesday, an investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission testified before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, saying Saraki kept drawing salary from Kwara Government after he left office in 2011 and had been elected senator.

Also read: Saraki may resign soon over CCT trial

But Kwara, in a statement by the Secretary to State Government, Isiaka Gold, on Wednesday, denied the EFCC claims, saying it has only been paying Saraki’s pension since he left office.

The state government said the last amount it paid Saraki as salary was N291 474.00 meant for May, 2011 – his last month in office.

Source: Premium Times

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