In this interview with BBC Hausa Service morning programme, the former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, accused his successor of withholding his benefits. He urged serving governors to respect existing laws as they would also join the league of former governors.
The interview was translated into English by Abubakar Maishanu.
Q: As former governor what is your monthly pension?
Sule Lamido: I receive N667,000 monthly, though for over a year the payment has been stopped for alleged fraud and the account frozen.
Q: You were accused of stealing public funds while serving as governor. Is that the reason why they froze your account?
Sule Lamido: I don’t know. Maybe they froze the account due to the ongoing trial. But the truth is that the amount, N667,000, is below what Balarabe…