KWARA: Saraki, Other Ex-Governors to Lose Pension

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Bukola Saraki, State, Mohammed Lawal, Abdulfatah Ahmed, Other Ex-Governors, Lose Pension
Former Kwara State governor, Bukola Saraki

KWARA: Saraki, Other Ex-Govs to Lose Pension

Kwara State governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has revealed plans by his administration to stop ex-governors of the state from enjoying exorbitant pension benefits.

The governor said on Friday that he will put in place measures to repeal the law that awards pension to all former governors of the state and their deputies.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Friday.

The governor said he would initiate a bill to the State House of Assembly to repeal the law it earlier passed to pay former governors and their deputies pension.

The earlier law that stipulated paying pensions to governors and their deputies who have completed their tenure in the state was passed by the Kwara State House of Assembly in 2011.

If the governor succeeded in repealing the 2011 law, ex-governors like the late Mohammed Lawal, Bukola Saraki, and Abdulfatah Ahmed will no longer be a burden on the state.

Recall that similar move to stop paying pension to former governors has been initiated by the governors of Zamfara and Lagos states.

 

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