Sen Dankwambo writes Gov Inuwa to suspend his monthly pension

*Denies benefitting from furniture, medical, transport allowances

By Williams Ago, Gombe

Immediate past governor of Gombe State, Senator Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, has requested Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya to suspend, forthwith, the payment of monthly pension he enjoys as a former governor of Gombe State.

Senator Dankwambo, who now represents Gombe North in the red chamber, was also a former Accountant General of the Federation and was Gombe State governor from 2011 to 2019.

He made the request in a letter dated October, 4, 2023 but made the letter public on Tuesday October, 30, 2023.

In the letter, Senator Dankwambo wrote the incumbent governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, requesting that his monthly pension of N694,552.82 being paid to him as a former governor, be suspended.

The letter reads: "Further to my letter to His Excellency dated 28th September, 2023 on issues resulting to security allowances to governors as per approval dated 20/09/2002, yours of 14/06/2019 and Executive Pension Act of 2007 (as amended) and other matters relating therein.

"I have interacted with Civil Society Organizations (CSO's), integrity institutions, friends and associations on the above and decided to hold and make a refund as appropriate", he stated.

Senator Dankwambo also in the letter, denied enjoying any benefit in terms of furniture, medical and transport allowances from the State Government as a former governor.

He said, "Also note, that since I left office in 2019, I have never benefitted from any welfare packages be it medical, furniture, transportation etc"

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