Court charges FG to recover pensions from ex and serving Senators

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A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos state has asked the federal government to recover pensions and allowances received by former and serving senators as ex-governors.

The Federal High Court ordered and directed the Attorney-General of the Federation, ABUBAKAR MALAMI to institute appropriate legal actions to challenge the legality of states’ laws permitting former governors, who are now senators and ministers to enjoy governors’ emoluments while drawing normal salaries and allowances in their new political offices.

 

The matter was adjourned till February 3, 2020, for a report of compliance with the judgement by the federal government.

 

The matter was instituted by advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP against ex-governors including; RABIU KWANKWASO, THEODORE ORJI, ABDULLAHI ADAMU, SAM EGWU, SHAABA LAFIAGI, JOSHUA DARIYE, JONAH JANG, AHMED SANI YARIMA, DANJUMA GOJE, BUKAR ABBA IBRAHIM, ADAMU ALIERO and GEORGE AKUME.

 

Others are; BIODUN OLUJIMI, ENYINAYA ABARIBE, ROTIMI AMAECHI, KAYODE FAYEMI, CHRIS NGIGE AND BABATUNDE FASHOLA.

 

Recall that the Zamfara state House of Assembly abolished a law that allowed the payment of pension and other allowances to former governors and their deputies.

 

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