Gbenga Daniel, the former Governor of Ogun State, has made a formal request to Governor Dapo Abiodun, urging him to cease the monthly pension and allowances amounting to N676,376.95 that he currently receives.
Confirming this decision on his Twitter account, the ex-governor expressed that it was his strong moral conviction that led him to make this choice regarding the receipt of these allowances.
Having served as the governor of Ogun State from 2003 to 2011, Daniel has recently been elected as the senator representing Ogun East in the February 25 election.
The ex-governor wrote: “After my inauguration at the senate, I wrote H.E Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR, CON on June 14, 2023, to notify him of my decision to have the monthly payment of N676,376.95 kobo being gross payment for my pension and allowances as former governor of the Ogun state suspended immediately,” he tweeted.
“This decision, I made, in good conscience, moral principles, and guiding ethics.
“It is also important to state that this is the only payment and package I get from the state government as a former governor.”