Ngige denies taking double salary
The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige has denied taking salary as governor of Anambra state after his exit from the office.
In a statement he personally signed and made available in Abuja on the allegation that most ex-governors are still collecting salaries years after exiting office, Ngige explained that since he left office in 2006, he has not collected any form of salary from the State.
He stated that he had not draw from nor have at any time drawn double emoluments, having been elected or appointed into public service positions at different times.
His words: “I wish to put on record that since I left office in 2006 as Governor of Anambra State; through the four years I spent in the 7th Senate (June 2011-2015) and currently as the Hon. Minister of Labour and Employment with effect from November 11, 2015, I have never drawn a dime even in the intervening period that I was not in public office, as salary, emolument or pension from the Anambra State government coffers.”
Ngige declared that he has not received severance pay since he left office in 2006.
“In fact, I have not received any severance benefit as prescribed in the Anambra State House of Assembly law on pensions and other welfare and benefits for former Governors and Deputy Governors, 2006, and amended 2013. Aside the two utility vehicles given to me some years ago, I have not accessed any of the privileges and other lawful trappings due to the office,” he explained.
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