Former Governor of Ogun State Otunba Gbenga Daniel has written the state government requesting for suspension of his monthly pension and allowances, having been elected as Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District of the state
Penpushing reports that Daniel in a letter addressed to Governor Dapo Abiodun said the suspension became necessary in compliance with moral principle and ethical code against double emoluments that a serving Senator of Nigeria who hitherto was a former State Governor, shall not be entitled to the payment of pension and allowances from such State.
“I write to request for the suspension of my monthly pension/allowances of N676,376.95 (gross) (Six Hundred and Seventy-Six Thousand, Three Hundred Seventy-Six Naira, Ninety-Five Kobo) being paid as a former Executive Govemor of Ogun State”, Daniel wrote.
“This request is in compliance with my conscience, moral principle and ethical code against double emoluments that a serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who hitherto was a former State Governor, shall not be entitled to the payment of pension and allowances from such State”, he added
“It would be recalled that on Tuesday 13th June 2023, I was, with other elected Senators and Members of the House of Representatives, inaugurated as members of the 10th National Assembly. It is pertinent to also have it on record that since I left the office in 2011, I have not benefitted from any welfare packages be it medical, furniture, transportation etc”, Daniel emphasized
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