The Chairman of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Mohammed Shehu on Saturday, revealed that some former governors who are receiving pensions from their state are also collecting salaries as Ministers and Senators.
Shehu charged state assemblies to review their pension laws to suspend the payment of pensions to former governors who either became senators or ministers.
According to Shehu, this will contribute to the economic well-being of the states.
The RMAFC boss stated this during an interview with Sunday Vanguard in Abuja.
Shehu noted that it is a disservice to states to keep former governors, especially those who immediately find employment as senators or ministers after their tenure, to earn pensions while at the same time collecting salaries and allowances.
He said, “A person who has served as governor either for four or eight years as the case may be, then goes on to become senator or minister shouldn’t be earning double from public coffers.
“Many states have laws that provide generous pensions for former governors and these same people become senators or ministers and still collect salaries and other benefits in their new roles, this shouldn’t be the case.”
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