A former Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola, says that the only financial benefit he receives from the state government is a N577,000 monthly pension.
This is as the former Minister of Works and Housing debunked claims that he was receiving billions of naira from the Federal Government after serving eight years as the minister.
The former Lagos governor stated this while appearing as a guest on Arise TV programme, Perspectives, on Saturday.
He said, “The benefit I get, I think, is a N577,000 monthly pension from Lagos State. That’s all I get.
“So, in spite of all the stories that we got several billions of money (after leaving office), I’ve come out to deny that repeatedly. Well, I don’t know how long it lasts, but all I know is that I get N577,000 per month consistently.”
The Lagos State House of Assembly in 2021 reduced the pension of former governors of the state by 50 per cent.
Many states in the country have laws providing for humongous life pensions for governors and deputy governors who serve four or eight years.