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Kwara State Governor to revoke pension for Saraki, Ahmed, others

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Kwara State governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has announced plans to revoke the payment of pension to former governors and their deputies in the state.

“In line with our campaign mantra and the yearnings of our people, next week I will be sending a bill to the State House of Assembly to revoke the law awarding pension packages to former governors and former deputy governors in Kwara State,” Abdulrazaq tweeted.

“Our state needs all the resources it can get to improve our human capital development.”

The governor said he believes that Kwara State’s limited resources are better spent on tackling the question of poverty and youth unemployment.

Recall that the Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had announced his intentions to repeal the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007), which provides for payment of pension & other entitlements to former Governors and their Deputies.

However, his Delta state counterpart, Dr ifeanyi Okowa, said his administration has no plan to stop the payments.

He said, “There is an existing law in Delta State on what accrued to the governors and their deputies, that I don’t want to touch.

“We are not thinking in that direction, my counterpart in Lagos may have reasons why he wants the law repealed but we in Delta don’t want to go into that.


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