The Chairman of RMAFC has highlighted that numerous former Governors, now serving as ministers and senators, continue to receive substantial pension benefits.


Mohammed Shehu, the Chairman of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), has called for the suspension of pension payments to former governors who subsequently assume roles as senators or ministers.

In an interview with Sunday Vanguard in Abuja, Shehu emphasized that it is unfair to the states for former Governors to continue receiving substantial pension benefits while also serving as senators or ministers.

He stated:

“It is unjust for individuals who have served as governors, whether for four or eight years, to then proceed to become senators or ministers and continue to receive dual financial support from public funds.

“Numerous states have legislation in place that offers generous pension packages for former governors, and these same individuals subsequently take on roles as senators or ministers, still drawing salaries and additional benefits in these new positions. This should not be the case.”

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