Thu. May 23rd, 2024

  1. Gbenga Daniel, senator representing Ogun east, has asked that his pension as a former governor of the state, be stopped.

Daniel, who was elected in February to represent Ogun east in the red chamber of the 10th national assembly, said he has written to Dapo Abiodun, governor of the state, to stop his monthly pension and allowances.

In a tweet on Friday, the former governor said “good conscience” informed his decision to have his monthly payment of N676,376.95 suspended.

In a letter attached to the tweet, Daniel said apart from the pension, he has not benefited from any welfare package such as medical, transportation or furniture since he left office in 2011.

“After my inauguration at the senate, I wrote H.E Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR, CON on June 14, 2023, to notify him of my decision to have the monthly payment of N676,376.95 kobo being gross payment for my pension and allowances as former governor of the Ogun state suspended immediately,” he tweeted.

“This decision, I made, in good conscience, moral principles and guiding ethics.

“It is also important to state that this is the only payment and package I get from the state government as a former governor.”

Daniel was the governor of Ogun from 2003 to 2011

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