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Presidency denies stopping Jonathan’s allowances

By Editor   |   08 October 2016   |   4:35 am
Former President Goodluck Jonathan PHOTO: Philip Ojisua

Former President Goodluck Jonathan PHOTO: Philip Ojisua

The Presidency has denied allegation that allowances due to immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan have been stopped.

Demonstrators in Bayelsa State on Thursday alleged that the federal government had stopped paying Jonathan’s allowances.

But Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu, yesterday said: “We have confirmed with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) that the former President Goodluck Jonathan, and the other past leaders were paid their allowances up to the second quarter.


He explained that though the past leaders have not been paid the third quarter allowances, they will get their dues when remittances are received by the SGF.

Shehu also denied the closure of Jonathan’s bank account, saying it was false.

“It is not known to the investigation agencies. The National Security Adviser (NSA) to the President is not aware of this bank account closure.

“The DG SSS is unaware of it. The EFCC is unaware and the IG of Police is not in the know.

“With all of these agencies not being involved, how then could a thing like that happen? In a dream perhaps!”

“To put it starkly, we believe there is a clear motive for the demonstration that is different from that which was being canvassed.”




  • agbobu

    PLEASE ALL THIS VERY CHEAP, VERY INFANTILE AND VERY SHAMELESS BLACKMAIL WILL
    NOT AND NEVER EVER WASH ONE IOTA WITH WE THE PEOPLE THE MASSES OF
    NIGERIA. WE WANT THE AUTHORITIES TO THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATE PATIENCE
    JONATHAN, GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND ALL THOSE WHO VERY RECKLESSLY AND
    MASSIVELY LOOTED AND STOLE ALL OUR MONEY, NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE OR
    WHERE THEY ARE IN THIS PLANET. THESE THIEVES MUST BE PROBED,
    INVESTIGATED, TRIED IN COURT AND IF FOUND QUILTY MUST BE VERY SEVERELY
    PUNISHED. ANY THING SHORT OF THIS IS VERY UNACCEPTABLE AND NOT AN
    OPTION. THESE THIEVES AND VERY SHAMELESS LOOTERS MUST HANG THEIR VERY
    WRETCHED HEADS IN PERMANENT SHAME AND DISGRACE

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