Bad news for Saraki, others as Governor AbdulRazaq revokes jumbo pension
- Former governors in Kwara like Bukola Saraki and some of his predecessors will no more get jumbo pay as pension
- The governor of the state, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has repealed the law that permits such
- AbdulRazaq ended the trend while signing the 2021 budget on Tuesday, January 26
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The Kwara state government has revoked the law that allows the payment of huge pensions to former governors and their deputies.
The decision was made on Tuesday, January 26, by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq while he signed the 2021 budget of the state into law, Premium Times reports.
Yakubu Danladi-Salihu, the speaker of the state's House of Assembly, during the signing ceremony, informed the governor that members of the public have been calling for the repealing of the law for a long time.
Danladi-Salihu said the people voiced their views during a recent public hearing conducted by the House of Assembly.
Meanwhile, the crisis rocking the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, December 10, took another twist as two of President Muhammadu Buhari's ministers kicked against the move by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to control the party.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, the minister of state for transportation, Gbemisola Saraki and other stakeholders in APC berated the governor for his efforts to stop Bashir Bolarinwa from being recognised as the chairman of the state caretaker committee.
Legit.ng gathered that the stakeholders, however, described Governor AbdulRazaq's actions as illegal, illogical and unacceptable.
A chieftain of the party in the state, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, who addressed the press conference in Ilorin, expressed concern that the governor had not invited Bolarinwa for the swearing-in ceremony that would take place in Abuja.
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“The information at our disposal is that Governor AbdulRazaq has gone to the national headquarters of the party to urge the national caretaker committee to exempt Bolarinwa from the swearing-in ceremony on the ground that Kwara executive of 2018 was not a product of a congress.
“The weather-beaten claim of this group is that the Kwara state executive under Bolarinwa is a product of a congress. Nothing is farther from the truth.”