Former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, has urged the current Governor, Dapo Abiodun, to stop paying him a monthly pension.
Daniel requested that the N676,376.95 pension/allowances he is entitled to as a former governor be terminated in a letter headlined “Request To Suspend My Monthly Pension and Allowances.”
According to him, the suspension of the pension was in accordance with his conscience, moral principle, and ethical code against multiple emoluments, which states that a current Senator who was previously a State governor is not entitled to pension and allowances from such a state.
Daniel, the new Senator for Ogun East, was sworn in alongside other Senators on June 13 in the National Assembly.
The Senator stated that he had not received any welfare packages, including medical, furnishings, and transportation, since leaving office in 2011.
“I write to request the suspension of my monthly pension/allowances of 676,376.95 (gross) (Six Hundred and Seventy-Six Thousand, Three Hundred Seventy-Six Naira, Ninety-Five Kobo) as a former Executive Governor of Ogun State.”
“This request is in accordance with my conscience, moral principle, and ethical code against double emoluments that a serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who was previously a State Governor be denied payment of pension and allowances from such state.”
“It should be noted that on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, I was inaugurated as a member of the 10th National Assembly alongside other elected Senators and Members of the House of Representatives.”
“It is also important to note that since leaving the office in 2011, I have not received any welfare benefits, including medical, furniture, and transportation.” Thank you in advance.”