- SERAP has urged President Bola Tinubu to prevent his ministers, who are former governors, from receiving life pensions from their respective states
- The nonprofit organization warned of potential legal action if the ministers continue to collect pensions while serving in the current administration
- Those affected include Nyesom Wike, Abubakar Badaru, Bello Matawalle, Gboyega Oyetola, and others
FCT, Abuja – The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Bola Tinubu to stop his ministers, who are former governors, from collecting life pensions from their states.
The nonprofit, nonpartisan, legal and advocacy organisation made the call in a statement released on Sunday, August 20.
SERAP, in the statement sighted by Legit.ng, threatened to take the Nigerian president to court should he fail to stop the ministers from collecting pensions as ex-governors.
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List of ministers affected
- Nyesom Wike (Rivers state)
- Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa state)
- Bello Matawalle (Zamfara state)
- Gboyega Oyetola (Osun state)
- David Umahi (Ebonyi state)
- Simon Lalong (Plateau state)
- Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi state)
- Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe state)
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“BREAKING: We’ve asked President Tinubu to stop former governors Wike, Abubakar, Matawalle, Oyetola, Umahi, Lalong, Bagudu and Geidam from collecting life pensions from their states while they serve as ministers in his administration, or face legal action,” the statement read.