Check out Names of Senators & Ministers, asked by Court to refund Pensions they collected as Ex-Governors. - PensionNigeria

Check out Names of Senators & Ministers, asked by Court to refund Pensions they collected as Ex-Governors.

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a civil society organisation, recently won a Court case against the Federal Government to compel it to recover the pensions and allowances paid to former governors and deputies who also served as Ministers/Senators while receiving pension.

Below is the list of former governors affected by the ruling:

  1. Bukola Saraki (former Kwara state governor, former senator)
  2. Godswill Akpabio (former Akwa Ibom state governor, former senator, now a minister)
  3. Rabiu Kwankwaso (former Kano state governor, former minister, former senator)
  4. Theodore Orji (former Abia state governor, now a senator)
  5. Abdullahi Adamu (former Nasarawa state governor, now a senator)
  6. Sam Egwu (former Ebonyi state governor, now a senator)
  7. Shaaba Lafiagi (former Kwara governor, former senator)
  8. Joshua Dariye (former Plateau state governor, former senator, now in jail over misappropriation of public funds)
  9. Jonah Jang (former Plateau state governor, former senator)
  10. Ahmed Sani Yarima (former Zamfara state governor, former senator)
  11. Danjuma Goje (former Gombe state governor, former minister, now a senator)
  12. Bukar Abba Ibrahim (former Yobe state governor, former senator)
  13. Adamu Aliero (former Kebbi state governor, former minister, now a senator) 
  14. George Akume (former Benue state governor, former senator, Benue North-West, now a minister)
  15. Biodun Olujimi (former Ekiti state deputy governor, now a senator)
  16. Enyinaya Harcourt Abaribe (former Abia state deputy governor, now a senator)
  17. Rotimi Amaechi (former Rivers state governor, now a minister)
  18. Kayode Fayemi (Fayemi was appointed minister after his first as Ekiti state governor. He is back as the state governor following his re-election in 2018)
  19. Chris Ngige (former Anambra state governor, former senator, now a minister) 
  20. Babatunde Fashola (former Lagos state governor, now a minister)

While Senators Rochas Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun are not in the SERAP’s list, it was gathered that the two are former governors of Imo and Ogun states respectively and are currently in the Senate.

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