- A former deputy governor of Lagos, Sinatu Ojikutu, has said she is not a beneficiary of the pension package which Governor Sanwo-Olu plans to scrap
- The former deputy governor said the beneficiaries of the pension package are those who governed the state from 1999
- Governor Sanwo-Olu said the move would cut the cost of governance in the state
A former deputy governor of Lagos state, Sinatu Ojikutu, has disclosed that only governors and deputies from 1999 are beneficiaries of the pension law which Governor Babajadide is about to repeal.
Legit.ng reports that Governor Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, November 10, told state lawmakers about his plan to repeal the pension law.
The Lagos state governor said the move is important as he plans to cut the cost of governance.
However, Ojikutu who was the deputy governor to Sir Michael Otedola in the Third Republic said she and others who ruled before 1999 did not benefit from the law, ThisDay reported.
She said she was told by the Raji Fashola-led government that the pension law did not apply to those who ruled the state before 1999.
Ojikutu said it was necessary to make this known to correct the wrong impression that all former elected governors and deputy governors in Lagos state were beneficiaries of the pension.
ThisDay reported that the repeal of the law will stop payment of pension to former governors Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who was governor from 1999 to 2007, Babatunde Fashola (2007 to 2015), Akinwunmi Ambode (2015 to 2019), and their deputies.
Meanwhile, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has reacted to the plan of the Lagos state governor 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.
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