Imo State House of Assembly has repealed the 2007 Pension Act which effectively stripped ex- governors, their deputies and ex- speakers of their pensions and privileges. The executive bill is entitled, “A bill for a law to repeal the Imo State governors and Speakers Pension and privileges law No 5 of 2007 (as amended)”.
Several of the lawmakers who spoke on the bill agreed with the sponsor that it had become imperative to do away with pensions of ex-governors and speakers to free funds for other developmental projects for the benefits of the people of the state. The legislators commended Governor Hope Uzodimma for his love for the state by agreeing to strip himself of all his entitlements and those of others.
The speaker Chiji Collins who presided at the plenary said that even though that they are first victims of the law, however, said that they were going to make whatever sacrifice that was required for the progress of the state.
The bill was thereafter passed into law and now awaits the consent of the governor.