Kwara govt moves to scrap pension for Saraki, Ahmed others

Kwara govt moves to scrap pension for Saraki, Ahmed others

- The Kwara government has expressed readiness to abolish pension for ex-governors and their deputies in the state

- Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq made this known on Friday, November 13, via a tweet

- Abdulrazaq said the bill would be sent to the state House of Assembly for a review

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Barely three days after the Lagos government moved to scrap pension for former governors and their deputies, Kwara state has followed in its footstep. reports that the governor of the state, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, said in a thread of tweets on Friday, November 13, that he would send a bill to the House of Assembly to abolish the law awarding pension packages to former governors and former deputy governors in the state.

The governor emphasised that the state needs all the resources it can get to improve human capital development.

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Breaking: Kwara govt moves to scrap pension for Saraki, Ahmed others
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara addressing stakeholders at a function in Ilorin, the state capital. Credit: Facebook/Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq
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He added that the state's limited resources would be better spent on tackling poverty and youth unemployment.

The Kwara governor tweeted:

In reaction, a Twitter user said the decision does not sound right.

@adewoleodugbes3 commented

"It doesn't sound right...I strongly suggest that if the EX- Governor decided to go for another political position or appointment then he should not collect pension but if he decided to stay calm at the background then he should allow to enjoy pension. My personal thought please."

Meanwhile, had previously reported that the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced his intention to repeal the public office holder payment of pension law 2007.

The governor announced the plan while presenting the 2021 budget to the Lagos state House of Assembly.

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In a related report, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, reacted to the plan of Governor Sanwo-Olu to abolish the pension package for former governors and their deputies.

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The APC leader commended Sanwo-Olu as he added that he "wholeheartedly" supported him.

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