Saraki Advises State Governments As Kwara Set To Abolish Payment Of Pensions To Ex-Governors
Just about twenty four hours after the Kwara State Assembly passed the bill to stop the payment of pensions to ex-governors who are still occupying any public office in the country, the Nigerian Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has beckoned on other states in the country to copy his state and also stop the payment of pensions to such ex-governors.
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This advice was given by the Senate President via his official Twitter handle, @BukolaSaraki, as he also appreciates the effort of the Kwara State House of assembly in ensuring that the bill finally made it through.
It would be recalled that last year, Saraki had asked the government of Kwara State stop paying his pensions after returning the ones he been previously paid.
Parts of his tweets read: “I am happy that following my conversation with Kwara Speaker, @HonAliAhmad, two months ago, the Bill to suspend the payment of Pension to former Governors and their Deputies when they hold a Political or Public office was passed into law yesterday by the Kwara House of Assembly.”
“Moving forward, it is my hope that other State Assemblies take a cue from Kwara State and pass similar pieces of legislation into law.”
The bill which was considered as a result of a report which was put forward to the Kwara State Assembly by the House Committee on Establishment and Public Service made it through yesterday when the motion to pass it was wholly adopted by all lawmakers in the state.
The bill has however been passed to the Governor of the State, Abdulfatah Ahmed in order for him to assent it so it can finally be pronounced as a law.