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I’ve never collected kobo as pension from River state – Amaechi

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Thursday revealed that he has never requested or collected pension as a former governor. I’ve never collected kobo.

Amaechi, who was governor of Rivers state between 2007 and 2015 and currently a minister, said he believed ex-governors who are serving senators or ministers are not entitled to pension.

Amaechi’s comment follows a report on a federal high court in Ikoyi asking the federal government to recover pensions and allowances received by former and serving senators as ex-governors. I’ve never collected kobo.

The judgement followed a suit by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) against the government in 2017 over its “failure to stop former governors from receiving double pay and life pensions”.

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With Amachi been listed as one of the former governors affected by the judgement, the minister said he would turn down pension if offered to him.

He said in a tweet on Thursday: “I have never requested for or collected one kobo as pension from R/State Govt. If offered, I will politely decline & request that the money should be given to Rivers State pensioners.

“I do not believe that I should receive pension as ex-gov of R/State while serving as a minister.”

Chibuike.R. Amaechi@ChibuikeAmaechi

I have never requested for or collected one kobo as pension from R/State Govt. If offered, I will politely decline & request that the money should be given to Rivers State pensioners. I do not believe that I should receive pension as ex-gov of R/State while serving as a minister https://twitter.com/daily_trust/status/1202461103118266369 

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Ex-governors mum as court orders recovery of pensions https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/ex-governors-mum-as-court-orders-recovery-of-pensions.html 

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