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Kwankwaso: Kano govt has refused to build house for me, pay my pension

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The former Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, says the state government has not paid his pension entitlements for six years.

Kwankwaso, who is also a former senator and minister, also claimed that the state government refused to build him a house or office.

He hinged his demands on a law that stipulates that every former governor should be provided either an office or a house as one of his benefits

He made the allegations in a lengthy interview with the BBC Hausa service in which he touched on a number of issues, particularly Nigerian politics.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader said he is the only one who served as governor in the state and did not enjoy the benefits.

“If I were with them, I would have to be paid my benefits or my monthly pension. And I agree it happened because I am part of the opposition. So let them go and enjoy it,” Senator Kwankwaso said.

The former governor said that in early 2021, his name and those of nine other people had been forwarded to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), alleging that it was done to tarnish his image.

He added that he was ready to answer any invitation from the EFCC whenever they do so.

“I thank God, in my 30 years of being in politics nobody has ever complained that his five naira has been stolen or got lost, nobody.”

Senator Kwankwaso also expressed his displeasure over the security situation in Nigeria.

He said he was amazed at what the government was saying about security and the results that were obtainable physically.

“I am surprised with the manner that the government of the day is handling the security challenges and the outcomes.

“Some Communities in Katsina State that share a border with the Niger Republic are pleading with the Nigerian Army to rescue them in different interviews with the international media.”

 

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