Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly comments on Life Pension for him and his Deputy.
The Speaker said,
“When the governors and their deputies, with enormous resources at their disposal, are enjoying their pension and gratuity, nobody raised an eyebrow.
“At the Assembly, we make law for all the people of the state and as far as we are concerned there is nothing bad in remembering those who served the state diligently because when you see some former governors today, they are in a pitiful condition, so there is need to assist them. During their days, they contributed to the socio-economic development of the state.
“As far, as we are concerned, the bill is a very good one and for your information, I as the Speaker of the Assembly will not benefit from it for now because I have been elected as a member of the House of Representatives.
“In the bill, anybody, including former governor, deputy governor, speaker or deputy speaker serving as an appointee or elected into an office will not benefit from it because the bill forbids you to enjoy two pensions at a time. We are doing this in order to assist those who are out of government either by election or by appointment.”