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Amaechi Speaks On How Much Pension, Allowance He Received As Former Governor Of Rivers State

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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has denied ever receiving pensions as the former governor of Rivers state.

Speaking earlier today via his twitter handle, Amaechi said he has never requested for or collected one kobo as pension from the Rivers State Government.

Here is his tweets below.

Naija News had reported on Wednesday that a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos asked the federal government to recover pensions and allowances received by former and serving senators as ex-governors.

The judgment followed a suit by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) against the government in 2017.

The group sued the government over its “failure to stop former governors from receiving double pay and life pensions”.

The court ordered the Attorney General of the Federation to take immediate legal action towards the abolishment of state laws permitting such pension arrangements.

SERAP wrote on Twitter.

SERAP, however, named Amaechi amongst other former governors affected which include: 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); Ahmed Sani Yerima (Zamfara); Danjuma Goje (Gombe); Bukar Abba Ibrahim (Yobe); Adamu Aliero (Kebbi); George Akume (Benue).




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