- Former governor of Ogun state, Gbenga Daniel, has revealed why the salaries of politicians should be cut
- Daniel also revealed that the governor of the state collects N500,000 as monthly salary
- The ex-governor, however, said that his predecessors have not bought him a car since he left office in 2011
Otunba Gbenga Daniel, a former governor of Ogun state, has emphasised the need for a cut in salaries of political office holders across the country.
PM News reports that the PDP chieftain also revealed that the immediate past governor of the state, Ibikunle Amosun and the incumbent governor, Dapo Abiodun, have not bought him a car since he left office.
Legit.ng gathered that Daniel said anybody who rules the state as governor receives N500,000 as monthly salary, adding that after his tenure, he would continue to receive the same amount as his pension.
The former governor said that what obtains in Ogun state is different from some states where former governors get houses in Abuja, among other entitlements.
The online medium said that while speaking on his entitlements as former governor on a Yoruba interview, Daniel confirmed that he still receives N500,000 as his pension.
“Most of the things happening at the National Assembly are not too bearable anymore, especially the money they receive. They should cut it. I don’t know how much other state governors receive monthly, but in Ogun state, it is N500,000 per month.
“I heard there are some states that pay a lot of money as pension to their former governors. In Ogun State, we receive the same N500,000 as ex-governors. They said some states do build houses and buy cars for their former governors. Since I left office, nobody buys a car for me.”
He further claimed this might be as a result of the hostile transition between him and his successor, Ibikunle Amosun.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the reason for the delay in payment of October salary to some civil servants has been given by the federal government.
Speaking on the current situation on Monday, November 2, Folasade Yemi-Esan, the head of the civil service of the federation, attributed the delay to the conclusion of negotiation on the new minimum wage and its adjustment.
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