Friday, January 27, 2017

It Is Daylight Robbery That Ex-Governors Receive Pension - Bankole-Hameed

Mr Shehu Bankole-Hameed is an author and politician. He is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC. In this interview, he was asked about his take on ex-governors and their deputies receiving salaries and pensions and here’s what he said;

What is your take on the discovery that some former governors and their deputies earn pension and salaries?

This development in itself might have not been a bad news, but for the fact that a cursory look at the entire provisions opens up a can of worms. It is unheard-of that a pensioner in an organisation; will be found at a full time job receiving full time wages and allowances in addition to the pension fund, which the company pays to this individual. If that ever happened, we all will immediately describe such an occurrence as fraudulent and criminal. What is happening is not different; here are a bunch of misfits who happen to rundown their respective states, got fantastically rich in the process (mostly through corrupt means), screw the system to get selected to Senate, get astronomical salaries and allowances – from Nigeria while been paid pension, through the same Nigeria.

If this is not daylight robbery, tell me what it is. It must stop. For any truly retired elected official, who is due for pension, the rules should follow simple rules that guide civil service rules.

No unworthy  appropriations for a man, who only worked for eight years. It is absurd. I honestly think we need to jettison the so called constitution and give true governance and legislation to the people. This country needs a proper constitution and not what the soldiers gave us.


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