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Kwara Govt Follows Lagos Step To Repeal Pension For Ex-Governors, Deputies|LAGOS EYE NEWS

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Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, on Friday announced plans by the state government to scrap the payment of pension packages to former governors and former deputy governors in the state.

This contained in a statement issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, in Ilorin.

According to him as quoted, the governor would send a bill to the State House of Assembly next week, requesting the lawmakers to immediately repeal the law awarding pension packages to former governors and deputies in Kwara.

He explained that the governor’s decision was in line with his campaign mantra and proof that he recognised himself as a product of democracy.

“The governor has listened to voices of the majority of the citizens opposing the pension law for former governors and deputy governors.

“As representatives of the people, the lawmakers would exercise their discretion to call a public hearing on the topic to further harvest wider opinions on the topic,” Ajakaye said.

He added, “However, the governor feels it is time for the law as it is to give way. He would rather the state commits the scarce public funds to tackling the question of poverty and youth unemployment.”

Recall, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State during the 2021 budget presentation to the state house of assembly moved through an executive bill to stop the pension of former governors and deputies in the state.

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