Buhari Has Stopped Receiving Pension And Gratuities – Presidency Reveals
BEVERLY HILLS, August 18, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he has not been receiving military pensions and salaries as former head of state since he assumed office in May last year.
The President was reacting to a report circulating on social media which alleged he has been receiving double payments from the federal coffers revealing that he did not receive pensions due to him, being a retired military officer, unlike many of his contemporaries.
This was contained in a statement released by his spokesman Garba Shehu, on Twitter, which revealed that all the financial gratuities, vehicles and even souvenirs due to the President were not paid to him by the Army.
“The President has never received pension from the army or car as had gone to former Commanders-in-Chief,” Shehu said.
“After his overthrow, they didn't remember him even in the annual distribution of diaries or calendars.
“Buhari stopped collecting allowances paid to former Heads of State the moment he took office as elected President last year.
“Since his overthrow as military ruler, the army never instituted a pension for him. The army is known to supply cars to former heads of the army. President Buhari never got any of that.”
Story by David Oputah