The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has said that he has never collected any pension as ex-governor from Rivers State.
The former governor disclosed this via his Twitter handle.
He does not believe that he should get any pension as ex-gov of Rivers State while serving as a minister.
“I have never requested for or collected one kobo as pension from R/State Govt. If offered, I will politely decline & request that the money should be given to Rivers State pensioners. I do not believe that I should receive pension as ex-gov of R/State while serving as a minister.” Amaechi tweeted.
The Poltico had reported that a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday ordered the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly.