A witness told the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) that the number three citizen in Nigeria, Bukola Saraki, continued to receive a governor’s salary four years after his tenure ended.
That’s from May 29 2011 to August 31st 2015.
Nonetheless, Vanguard reports that Kwara state reacted saying he’s just getting benefits.
Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Alhaji Isiaka Gold, in a response, clarified that Dr Saraki’s last compensation was N291,474.00 for the month of May 2011.
The SSG said in an announcement: “From June 2011, previous Governor Saraki began getting his benefits which was N578,188.00 as other past governors in the nation.”
He included that after the survey of benefits of previous political office holders by the State Pension Board, the previous Governor annuity expanded to N1,239,493.94 month to month from October 2014 to date.
Alhaji Gold rejected as false and deceiving the assertion that the previous Governor, Saraki, was getting compensations after the termination of his two-term residency as legislative head of the state.
Be that as it may, Saraki’s kin have asserted he doesn’t have admittance to his annuity, and it has been utilized to pay grants.
In the interim, Abdulwahab Isa, the Director-General of Abubakar Bukola Saraki Constituency Office, also called Mandate, has said that since Saraki left office in May 2011, his benefits, which was paid into an exceptional record, had been overseen by a gathering of trustees and utilized for training enrichment for understudies over the state. Isa, in an announcement in Ilorin yesterday, said the Senate President did not have admittance to the record.
He said a gathering of trustees, drove by him, were ordered to utilize the cash to pay grant concedes and finances for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) frames for understudies over the state. He said: “We have likewise utilized the cash to pay for honing of understudies, who were get ready for JAMB examinations.
For instance, the latest recipients from the supports were two University of Ilorin Faculty of Law understudies, who were the best in their set and required cash for their enlistment into the Nigerian Law School.”
Equity Danladi Umar has dismissed the hearing until April 18.
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