FG Budgets N13.8b for Gowon, Obasanjo, Babangida, Jonathan, others’ Pensions

N13,805,814,220 has been budgeted in the 2023 fiscal year as payment of pensions to former heads of states, vice presidents and former heads of federal parastatals.

Those who will benefit from the largesse will be former Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Heads of State, Chiefs of General Staff, retired heads of service, permanent secretaries, as well as retired heads of government agencies and parastatals in the 2023 fiscal year.

Ex-military Head of States, General Yakubu Gowon and General Abdusalami Abubakar, as well as former dictator and self-styled military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, and a former Chief of General Staff, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe (retd.), will be among the beneficiaries.

However it is not clear if President Muhammadu Buhari, a former head of state will also benefit.

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