Tag: Pension Bill

How Saraki, Tinubu, Odili, Others Rob Their States Blind Through Obnoxious Pension Laws -PremiumTimes

By Ini Eket A massive public outcry forced Akwa Ibom Governor, Godswill Akpabio, to backtrack on a scandalous multibillion pension plan for himself and other former governors of the state this week. But a review of similar pension laws in at least half a dozen states shows how Nigerians have[Read More…]

Tunde Leye: Senator Ex-Governor And His Pension

When I wrote my piece titled Bigger Entity Myopia here , I never imagined that state governors and their deputies in Nigeria were as big a problem as recent events have revealed that they are. Let’s start with Northern governors. With much fanfare, the presidency announced and keeps announcing the commissioning[Read More…]

Opinion: Before Godswill Akpabio Is Crucified

Ordinarily, the recent Bill on Amendment of Governors and Deputy Governors Pension Law passed by Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly which received Governor Godswill Akpabio’s assent ought not to have hugged the headlines or even attract the media umbrage if the action was taken in another state other than[Read More…]

Akpabio Succumbs To Pressure, Asks State Lawmakers To Review Controversial Pension Law

Following the widespread public outcry that followed Governor Godswill Akpabio’s pension bill which set aside 100 million naira as Health Insurance cover for governors and their spouses.  The Governor Tuesday appealed to the State House of Assembly to expunge the aspect of the Pension Law that pegs the health allowance for ailing[Read More…]

Solana Olumhense: As Greedy As Governor Akpabio

Akwa Ibom (AI) State Governor, Mr. Godswill Akpabio, plans to be a Senator by this time next year. The constitution bars governors from a third term in office, and a Senate seat has become the political destination of choice for graduates of that office. That Mr. Akpabio will get his[Read More…]