Minister of Transportation and former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has reacted to a federal excessive court docket judgement which directed the federal authorities to get well pensions and allowances acquired by former and serving senators as ex-governors.
LIB reported earlier that the Socio-Financial Rights and Accountability Mission (SERAP) obtained the ”landmark judgement” after suing the Nigerian authorities for failing to hunt the restoration of over “N40bn unduly received by the former governors” who at the moment are serving senators and ministers.
Alleged beneficiaries of such pension embody Bukola Saraki, Godswill Akpabio Rabiu Kwankwaso, Theodore Orji, Abdullahi Adamu, Sam Egwu, Shaaba Lafiagi, Joshua Dariye, Jonah Jang, Ahmed Sani Yarima, Danjuma Goje, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, Adamu Aliero, George Akume, Biodun Olujimi, Enyinaya Harcourt Abaribe, Rotimi Amaechi, Kayode Fayemi, Chris Ngige and Babatunde Fashola.
Nevertheless reacting to the court docket judgement, Rotimi Amaechi who was listed as one of the beneficiaries denied ever asking or receiving pension as an ex-Governor after leaving workplace in 2015.
He added that even when provided, he’ll politely decline and request that the cash be given to Rivers State pensioners.
“I’ve never requested for or collected one kobo as pension from R/State Govt. If provided, I’ll politely decline & request that the cash needs to be given to Rivers State pensioners.
“I don’t consider that I ought to obtain pension as ex-gov of R/State whereas serving as a minister” he tweeted.