Femi Falana, Lagos based lawyer, has praised Senate President, Bukola Saraki for stopping the collection of his pension as former Kwara Governor while a serving Senator.
He called on other ex-governors in the National Assembly and those who are Ministers to emulate Saraki.
Falani in a statement, commended Saraki for demonstrating leadership by example with respect to the illegal collection of the ex-governorsâ€™ pension.
He urged the Senate President to use his position to prevail on the 20 other Senators who are former governors and deputy-governors to stop further collection of pension from their state governments since they are currently receiving salaries and allowances from the National Assembly.
â€œIn like manner, three serving Ministers in the Buhari administration who are former governors have disclosed that they are not being paid pension from any the state government.
â€œOther Ministers and Legislators who are former governors and deputy governors should speak out so that Nigerians can know the public officers who are involved in the illegal collection of pension from state governments and salaries from the federal government at the same time.â€™â€™
Falani, however, advised Saraki to refund what he had collected so far since he became Senator in June 2007.
He also advised the Senate President to relinquish the house bought for him in Abuja by the Kwara state government since he is said to receive housing allowance as President of the Senate.