Sanwo-Olu to scrap pension for former governors, deputies in Lagos

Sanwo-Olu to scrap pension for former governors, deputies in Lagos

- Lagos state governor, Sanwo-Olu, has disclosed his plan to scrap the payment of pension for past governors and their deputies

- Sanwo-Olu made the disclosure on Tuesday, November 10, at the Lagos state House of Assembly

- The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Muhammad Matawalle, had earlier taken a similar step

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The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced his intention to repeal the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007).

Gawat Jubril, Governor Sanwo-Olu's senior special assistant on new media, made this known via a tweet on Tuesday, November 10.

According to Jubril, the Lagos state governor announced the plan while presenting the 2021 budget to the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Sanwo-Olu to scrap pension for former governors, deputies in Lagos

Sanwo-Olu to abolish pension for former governors, deputies in Lagos state. Photo credit: @Mr_JAGss
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Legit.ng notes that the law which Governor Sanwo-Olu plans to repeal provides for payment of pension and other entitlements to former governors and their deputies.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the jumbo annual payment allegedly to the tune of N700 million to former governors, deputies, ex-speakers, and others in Zamfara had been stopped.

This was as a result of the bill signed into law by Zamfara state governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

Speaking after signing the bill into law, Governor Matawalle promised to use the money that would have been paid to the former governors and others to address the problem of rising unemployment among youths in the state.

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Similarly, the Imo state House of Assembly has passed into law a bill that would stop past governors and speakers from receiving their pensions and other privileges.

The executive bill was presented on Thursday, May 21, by the majority leader of the House, Uche Ogbuagu, and given accelerated hearing.

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Legit.ng gathered that Imo state House of Assembly repealed the 2007 pension act which effectively stripped ex-governors, their deputies, and ex-speakers of their pensions and privileges.

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