Thursday, April 7

Revealed: A Look at the Insane Pension Package Paid to Bukola Saraki as Ex Former Governor of Kwara

Revealed: A Look at the Insane Pension Package Paid to Bukola Saraki as Ex Former Governor of Kwara

A new report has revealed the insane and inconsiderate pensions package signed into law by Bukola Saraki who largely benefited from the largese even after leaving office four years ago.

We reported it here yesterday that at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, an investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Michael Wetkas, alleged that the embattled Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki was being paid full salary and allowances as a governor four years after quitting office as governor.

Revealed: A Look at the Insane Pension Package Paid to Bukola Saraki as Ex Former Governor of Kwara


Few hours later, the Kwara State government released a statement claiming that the money Saraki was paid was the legitimate pension due to him as former governor, adding that he was paid N578,188.00 as pension.

Revealed: A Look at the Insane Pension Package Paid to Bukola Saraki as Ex Former Governor of Kwara


However, the kwara government was being economic with the truth. According to the law granting pension to past governors in the state pension, reviewed by Saraki himself in 2010, he is entitled to the following insane allowances and emoluments:

   Pension for life equivalent to incumbent salary
 
  A total of five cars, two replaceable every three years.
 
 Well furnished 5-bedroom duplex
   
Furniture allowances: 300% of salary every two years
 
 Five pensionable domestic staff
 
 Eight policemen, three SSS operatives, one which must be a female
 
 Free medicals for governors and their families
   
30-day annual vacation abroad with 30-day estacodes
 
 Car maintenace: 30% of salary
 
  Utility: 20% of salary
 
 Entertainment: 10% of salary
   
House maintenance: 10% of salaries

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