Double salary for ex-govs, count me out, says Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige PHOTO: NAN

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige PHOTO: NAN


Following the allegation that ex-governors are receiving double salary from their states, the former governor of Anambra State and Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige has denied collecting any salary from his state as former governor.

Speaking on the issue, Ngige said: “It is my considered opinion that I respond in the public interest to the issue of double emoluments to former state governors, which has drawn sustained media discourse, and no less negative reactions from a cross section of Nigerians.
 
“I am doing this being fully aware of the relevant sections of the law, public morality and the prevailing ethos of honest and transparent leadership, which the Federal Government of our great party led by Muhammadu Buhari is battling to enthrone.  It therefore becomes imperative for me to explain my own circumstance as I neither draw from nor have at any time drawn double emoluments, having been elected or appointed into public service positions at different times.



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