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Collecting pension unlawful, Falana tells Akpabio, others

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The Chairman of Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has appealed to the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, and other former governors to stop the collection of pensions as ex-governor.

Falana, a human rights lawyer, urged former governors to emulate Ogun State’s former governor, Gbenga Daniel, and former Gombe State governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo.

The senior lawyer stated that since the Kwara, Imo, and Zamfara states Houses of Assembly had abolished the Governors Pension Scheme, he admonished other Houses of Assembly to follow suit without any further delay.

Falana, in a statement on Sunday, also made reference to the judgment delivered on November 26 2019 by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo (retd.) declaring the payment of the pension to former governors as illegal and unconstitutional.

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