The Socio-Financial Proper and Accountability Undertaking (SERAP) says it has obtained a letter from the Federal Authorities requesting the total checklist of former governors and ministers which have obtained or are receiving double pay and life pensions.
SERAP in an announcement issued on Sunday defined that the letter follows final yr’s judgment by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, ordering the federal government to problem the legality of states’ pension legal guidelines and recuperate public funds collected by former governors and ministers.
The company had earlier despatched a letter to Mr Abukabar Malami (SAN), the Legal professional Basic of the Federation and Minister of Justice, asking him to “advise and persuade President Muhammadu Buhari fully enforce the judgment.”
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In his reply dated February 24 which SERAP mentioned it obtained March 2, Mr Malami mentioned: “Kindly check with your letter dated sixth December 2019.
“I’m writing to tell your esteemed group to furnish me with the total checklist of the previous governors and ministers that are affected by the judgment by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, with a purpose to improve and guarantee compliance with the ruling of the Honourable Court docket. Please, deal with with utmost urgency.”
In his response, the Deputy Director of the group, Mr Kolalwole Oluwadare hopes the judgment shall be applied promptly, for the sake of integrity, accountability and correct administration of public assets by state governors.
Oluwadare mentioned: “We welcome your request for the total checklist of former governors and ministers. Any additional delay within the enforcement of the judgment will proceed to undermine the authority and integrity of the Nigerian judiciary.
“Nigerians can not wait so that you can take authorized motion to scrap states’ pension legal guidelines and absolutely recuperate the general public funds collected.”