The Socio-Economic Accountability Project (SERAP), a rights group, has sued the federal government for financial impropriety and negligence.
SERAP is suing the FG for its failure to stop former governors from being paid double pensions and pay as serving ministers and senators.
The suit was filed at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos after its petition to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), asking him to institute legal action against former governors enjoying this right was not acted upon.
According to a statement released on Sunday by the group’s deputy director, Timothy Adewale, the federal government is responsible for stopping the incidents of double pay, especially at the “expense of workers and pensioners”.
“This position is buttressed by Article 27 of the Vienna Conventionn on the laws of treaties,” the statement read.
Some serving ex-governors like the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, his Labour and Works counterparts, Chris Ngige and Babatunde Fashola have denied receiving double payments.