Saraki has returned his entire pension says Kwara

- Senate President Bukola Saraki in keeping with his earlier words has returned the pension paid to him

- The refund was due to prodding by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana who criticized the Senate president

- The state government also made it clear that the decision was based on moral grounds

After continued probing by Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, the Senate president Bukola Saraki has returned the entire money paid to him as pension by Kwara state.

Falana also asked him to relinquish the house the state government bought for him in Abuja.

On Wednesday, July 9, Sola Isiaka, secretary to the Kwara state government, said Saraki has refunded the pension.

According to The Cable, the statement reads: “The attention of Kwara state government has been drawn to issues surrounding the payment of pensions to former governors of the state, especially the senate president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON.

“As a result, the state government wish to make the following clarifications: That Dr Saraki, as a two-term governor, is entitled to pension as stipulated by the third schedule, Paragraph D (i) of the governor and deputy-governor ((payment of pension) Law, No. 12 of 2010 of Kwara state.

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