Why Obanikoro, Shekarau, Other GEJ’s Ministers Will Lose Severance Package

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There are reports that at least 14 ministers from the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan will not receive any severance package from President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

According to The Nation, the former ministers will not be paid having allegedly failed to meet the requirements for benefitting from any severance package from the federal government .


Fourteen of former President Gooluck Jonathan’s ministers will not be receiving severance package

The requirement is said to be that the ministers from Jonathan’s administration must have spent at least two years in office to qualify for the package, a condition included in their terms of appointment which the present administration has stuck to.


A clause in their appointment letters reads in part: “Severance Allowance of 300 %of Annual Basic Salary payable after full tenure of office with government. The allowance will be pro-rated after a minimum of two years tenure.”

Some of the affected ex-ministers barely spent a year or three months in office.

The affected ministers include: Senator Musiliu Obanikoro (Lagos)-Minister of State for Foreign Affairs II; Mr Kenneth Kobani (Rivers)-Minister of State for Trade and Investment; Patricia Akwashiki (Nasarawa)-Minister of Information; Nicholas Akise Ada (Benue)- Minister of State for Foreign Affairs I; Augustine Akobundu (Abia)- Minister of State for Defence; Fidelis Nwankwo (Ebonyi)-Minister of State for Health; Hauwa Lawan (Jigawa)-Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs and Senator Joel Danlami Ikenya (Taraba)-Minister of Labour and Productivity.

Others are Mr Benjamin Osita Chidoka (Aviation); ex-Governor Ibrahim Shekarau (Minister of Education); Steve Oru (Minister for the Niger Delta); Prince Clement Adeyeye (Minister of State for Works); and Abdul Bulama (Minister of Science and Technology) and Dr. Abubakar Olanrewaju Suleiman(National Planning).


However the affected ex-ministers have been notified that they are not receiving any severance package in whatever form having not met the official requirements for it.



Meanwhile, the immediate past minister of state for defense, hat he is hiding from being investigated as “a dirty campaign of calumny and pure blackmail.”

Saharareporters had reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has received more evidence linking former junior minister for defence Musiliu Obanikoro with the infamous Ekitigate election scandal of June 2014 and the related plot to rig the Osun State gubernatorial election.

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