Pensioners kick over jumbo severance package of N63bn for Buhari, Osinbajo, Lawmakers, others

Severance packages for the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, state governors and other political appointees leaving office in 2023 may cost the country about N63.45bn, findings by The PUNCH have shown. The figure also covers the severance gratuity for ministers, commissioners, National Assembly members, state assembly members and special advisers. It, however, does not include special assistants. A breakdown of the package indicates that the Federal Government would pay out N3.39bn while the states will cough out N60.06bn. The beneficiaries’ package was collated from a document obtained from the website of the Revenue Mobilisation and

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