CACOL Flays N50m Pension To Ibori



The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has condemned in strong terms, the payment N50M as pension to the ex-governor Delta State cum serial convict, James Onanefe Ibori by the Delta State government.

Speaking on behalf the Coalition, its Executive Chairman, Debo Adeniran, noted that paying James Ibori pension rewarding corruption and encouraging its perpetrators.

“It very disheartening that Delta State government could pay a common criminal like Ibori monthly pension. the essence the payment? To compensate him for bleeding Delta State coffers white during his tenure? Or he being paid for rendering many hapless and helpless Deltans useless and worthless in his reign? Ibori has been convicted of a fraction of the crimes he committed in power, and will definitely come back to face the wrath of the Nigerian Law after he might have ended his jail term in the United Kingdom, so he should be deemed to have been dismissed from office and therefore, not entitled to pension.

It preposterous on the part of the present crop of in power in Delta State to have included Ibori in the pension payments. Such a move will further encourage corruption among political office holders when many are frantically to reduce corruption to the barest minimum,”Adeniran submitted.

He also urged the anti-graft agencies to be on the look because such unwarranted payment is of deepening corruption in the country and hardening its perpetrators, since they know that respite awaits them even if they get caught after leaving office.

 

 

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