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Saraki ‘We didn’t pay him salaries after he left office,’ Kwara State denies reports

The allegations were made by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) during Saraki’s corruption trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

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The Kwara State Government has denied reports that it paid salaries to former governor, Bukola Saraki after he left the office.

The allegations were made by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) during Saraki’s corruption trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

The Kwara government denied the claims via a statement released by its Secretary, Isiaka Gold on Wednesday.

It reads:

“From June 2011, former Governor Saraki started receiving his pension which was N578,188.00 as other past governors in the country.”

“After the review of pensions of former political office holders by the State Pension Board, the former governor’s pension increased to N1,239,493.94 monthly from October 2014 to date.”

“Kwara State Government, therefore, dismissed as false and misleading the allegation that former Governor Saraki was receiving salaries after the expiration of his two-term tenure as governor of the state.”

The EFCC also alleged that Saraki, who is now the Senate President, had been receiving his pension along with the salaries.

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