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General News of Thursday, 19 November 2020


Gov Abdulrazak presents bill to cancel pension payment to ex-governors, deputies

The Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq presented a bill to the state's House of Assembly on Wednesday to repeal the law granting payment of monthly pension to former governors and deputy governors.

This was announced by the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Danladi during Wednesday's plenary while reading the Governor's message to the house.

He follows the lead of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who repealed the law granting payment of monthly pension to the state's past governors and deputies in October.

The presentation of the executive bill was in fulfillment of the governor’s promise to do so, amid scarce and dwindling resources, PMNews Nigeria reports.

The Speaker, while presenting the governor’s request, said the bill was tailored toward realizing the cardinal objective of the state government on prudent management of resources.

All members at the plenary unanimously agreed that the bill had passed first reading after the presentation of the governor’s request for consideration.

Danladi later referred the bill to the House Committee on Rules and Business to slate the bill for deliberation during the next legislative sitting of the House.

In 2018, the state assembly had amended the law to suspend payment of pension to former senate president Bukola Saraki, following public outcry that he was collecting money also as senate president.

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