Kwara State Denies Paying Salary To Bukola Saraki After Leaving Office As Governor. The Kwara State Government has denied claims by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, received salary for four years after he served as governor of the state.
The EFCC had on Wednesday told the Code of Conduct Tribunal that Saraki kept drawing salary from Kwara Government after he left office in 2011 and had been elected senator.
In a swift reaction, Kwara state, in a statement by the Secretary to State Government, Isiaka Gold, on Wednesday, denied the EFCC claims, saying it has only been paying Saraki’s pension since he left office adding that the last amount it paid him as salary was N291,474.00 meant for May, 2011 – his last month in office.
“From June 2011, former Governor Saraki started receiving his pension which was N578,188.00 as other past governors in the country,” the statement.
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