Tuesday April 13, 2021 4:22 AM

Kwara gov follows Sanwo-Olu’s step, plans to stop payments of pensions for ex-governors

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has decided to follow the footstep of Lagos State Government in abolishing payments of pension packages to former governors and former deputy governors in the state.

Shedding light on the matter, , Governor Abdulrazaq’s Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, said that the governor would send a bill to the State House of Assembly next week, seeking to repeal the law awarding pension packages to former governors and deputies in Kwara.

According to him,  the decision was in tandem with the governor’s campaig mantra  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.”

It will be recalled that  Governor Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday told the Assembly about his decision to  draft a Billl the repeal of the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007).

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