NEWS : SERAP welcomes Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki’s move to stop receiving pensions

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has welcomed Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki’s move to stop receiving pensions from Kwara state.
(SERAP) also urged him to join in the campaign to end the unjust, unfair and discriminatory practice of providing life pensions to former governors and also to abolish laws that make this possible.
Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki’s  told the (NAN) Forum in Abuja that he wrote a letter to the state government to stop the payment of the pension
According to SERAP, the Senate President said, “No, I’m not collecting pension; the moment I saw that allegation, I wrote to my state to stop my pension.”
A statement issued by the group’s executive director Adetokunbo Mumuni reads:
 
“The Senate President to use his leadership position to urgently facilitate a resolution by the National Assembly condemning the practice and laws on double pay and life pensions for former governors now serving public officials; urging state assemblies to abolish such laws; and calling on those that have received such emoluments to return them to the public treasury.”

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