Pension: Katsina former Governors, Deputy Governors cost State N51.96m every 4 years
The provision of pension for former governors and deputy governors of Katsina State is presently guided by the Pension Law, 2011 as amended.
The law provides a pension for all former governors of the state including those from Katsina State who served in the Old Kaduna State.
The Pension Law, 2011 now covers all living former governors from the state namely: Alhaji Sa’idu Barda, Alhaji Lawal Kaita (now Late), Alhaji Abba Musa Rimi and Alhaji Ibrahim Shema who are to enjoy free houses and medical services under the new pension law 2011.
With three (3) living former governors, each receiving pension benefit of N2.22 million besides other entitlements including vehicles, aides and vehicles, a verified cost of N6.66 million per year on the former governors and a cost of N26.64 million over four years would be charged to the state.
The charge on the state account for the three living former deputy governors would also amount to N25.32 bringing the total for both sets of former officers toN51.96 million.