The Kwara state government has released a statement denying claims by an EFCC detective, Micheal Wetkas, who told the CCT today that investigations by the anti-graft agency showed that Saraki was still receiving salaries as governor of the state even after leaving office four years ago.
The statement which was signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Isiaka Gold, says only pensions have been paid to Saraki since leaving office.
The statement in part reads:
“From June 2011, former Governor Saraki started receiving his pension which was N578,188.00 as other past governors in the country.
After the review of pensions of former political office holders by the State Pension Board, the former governor’s pension increased to N1,239,493.94 monthly from October 2014 to date.
Kwara State Government, therefore, dismissed as false and misleading the allegation that former Governor Saraki was receiving salaries after the expiration of his two-term tenure as governor of the state.