Saraki’s Exemplary Sacrifice

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, recently renounced his pension as a former governor of Kwara State. This move, he said, was in response to allegations from certain quarters about former governors, who are currently serving in this dispensation and are receiving pensions.

“No, I’m not collecting pension. The moment I saw that allegation, I wrote to my state to stop my pension. So, I speak for myself on that part. I’m not doing that, I am not receiving pension from my state. Morally, if you have got another job, you should give it up until when you are truly a pensioner.

“Some of these oversights are not addressing the issues. What the states should do is to go and amend their laws to say that if you have another appointment, then, you are not entitled to that benefit. With this, we will just simplify the matter.”

What Saraki has shown by his action is the sensitivity of leadership to protest by the governed. It has also shown that leaders too are human and may sometimes not be aware of their inadequacies, but amenable to superior debates when presented. Since the news, however, there have been calls, naturally, for other former governors, who are in the Senate and those currently serving in the President Muhammadu Buhari cabinet to follow suit. Importantly, Saraki, like former governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, who claimed he had never received pension at all, has shown a clear direction to his peers.

  • Ola

    This thief, called Bukola Saraki, was caught red-handed. This is why he’s returning the pension.

    What about the ones he has collected in the past, why are they not returned as well?

    How old is this boy, Bukola Saraki? Is he of pensionable age in the first place?

  • Bassey Ndem

    means

  • Bassey Ndem

    also

  • Bassey Ndem

    The title of this article is deceptive because the synonym for “exemplary” are – flawless, ideal, impeccable, perfect and model,. Exemplary

  • vic

    SARAKI’S EXEMPLARY LOOTING OF THE NATIONAL TREASURY IS A CURSE TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY.

    SARAKI IS NOT OFF THE EFCC HOOK YET. HE WILL EVENTUALLY SEE HIMSELF IN KUJE PRISON.

    SARAKI RENOUNCED HIS PENSION BECAUSE THIS MEGA THIEF WAS EXPOSED TO THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC CHOPPING PENSION UNLAWFULLY.

    SARAKI IS A FRAUDSTER AND A CRIMINAL WHO DESERVES JAIL SENTENCE FOR HIS PENSION AND OTHER FINANCIAL CRIMES WELL KNOWN TO NIGERIANS.

  • Kekedu

    Na wash.

  • remm ieet

    Sea tor Sarah thank you sir for renouncing your pension. One more thing sir, please cut your salary in the Senate into two, and return the other half to the Hallowed Chambers of the Senate. Then impress it upon the other distinguished Senators in the House to do the same thing. Then come and ask for our vote in 2019 and see what God will do for you. Thanks

  • tee jay

    The question that I will like to ask is: who approved the payment of this type of pension to the ex governors in the first place. The greedy Saraki, like other ex gov here and there collecting double salaries so to say. If it was presented by the greedy, selfish, clueless and shameless members of the state house of assembly, who finally rubber stamped it. Same goes for the members of the revenue mobilization committee that approve the federal law maker pay. They need to have their heads examined.

    • vic

      GOVERNORS ARE MEGA THIEVES IN NIGERIA AS ALWAYS.