- Ex-Lagos governor Bola Tinubu has expressed support for Governor Sanwo-Olu's plan to scrap pension for former governors and their deputies
- Tinubu who described the plan as bold and courageous urged other APC loyalists to support the governor's plan
- Governor Sanwo-Olu had made the plan known when he presented the 2021 budget to the state House of Assembly
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has reacted to the plan of the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to abolish pension package for former governors and their deputies.
The APC leader commended Governor Sanwo-Olu over the plan, adding that he "wholeheartedly" supported him.
Tinubu who is a former governor of Lagos made this known in a thread of tweets posted via his official Twitter page on Wednesday, November 11.
He called on other APC loyalists to support the Lagos state governor as he made the important move.
The APC chieftain also congratulated Governor Sanwo-Olu on the successful presentation of the 2021 budget proposal before the state's House of Assembly.
The tweet reads in part:
"In particular, I would also like to commend the Governor for the plan to commence the repeal of the Pension Law giving pension packages to former governors and their deputies.
"This is a bold and courageous move by Mr. Governor and I wholeheartedly support him. I encourage all APC loyalists to do the same."
Legit.ng reported on Wednesday, November 10, that Governor Sanwo-Olu had announced his intention to abolish the pension package while presenting the 2021 budget proposal to the state House of Assembly.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that some prominent Lagosians called for the immediate scrapping of the Lekki tollgate in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos state.
The prominent Lagosians including Chief Alaba Williams, Bashorun Jaiye Randle, Ade Dosunmu, and Chief Adesunbo Onitiri, said the move will "alleviate the economic burden of residents and ease free-flow of traffic in the area.”
The move comes weeks after the deadly shooting at the facility by men in military uniforms who shot at peaceful protesters.
In another report, the speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Hon Mudashiru Obasa, has said the state was "hit below the belt" by the violence that escalated from the recent EndSARS protests.
Obasa added that the state would have to contend with the effects of COVID-19 and the violence on its economy as it matches into 2021.
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