The Senator representing Gombe North, Dr Ibrahim Dankwambo, has urged the state governor, Muhammadu Yahaya, to suspend the monthly pension and allowance of N694,557.82 accrued to him as a former governor.
According to a letter dated October 4, 2023, and addressed to Yahaya, Dankwambo urged for a suspension of his pension and allowance following his new job as a senator.
He disclosed that the decision was following due consultation with relevant stakeholders including Civil Society Organisations, adding that it was sequel to his letter to Yahaya on issues relating to security allowance to governors.
The letter partly read, “Further to my letter to His Excellency dated September 28, 2023 on issues relating to security allowance to governors as per approval dated 20/09/2002, yours of 14/06/2019 and Executive Pension Act of 2007 (as amended) and other matters relating therein.
“I have interacted with Civil Society Organisations , integrity institutions, friends and associates on the above and decided to put them on hold and make a refund as appropriate.
“I therefore write to request for the suspension of my monthly pension/allowance of #694,557.82 only being paid to me as former Governor of Gombe State.”
Dankwambo added that upon the termination of his tenure as governor, he has never benefitted from perks accrued to former governors, adding, “Also note that since I left office in 2019, I have never benefitted from any welfare packages, be it medical, furniture, transportation, etc.”
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