Some States in the country have disclosed that they have no plan to stop the outrageous life pension and other enviable benefits being paid to former governors and their deputies. The states have no plan to repeal the pension laws even with the current economic situations, rising unemployment, mounting external and domestic debts and the recession in the country.
The states that have disclosed that they have no plan to stop the outrageous life pension or show any commitment towards repealing the ex Governors and deputies pension laws in their states are Ekiti, Katsina, Gombe, Adamawa, Abia, Delta, Taraba and Akwa Ibom.
Some other states that still have the outrageous life pension for their former governors and their deputies are Rivers, Osun, Bayelsa, Kano, Jigawa, Sokoto.
Only Lagos, Imo, Kwara and Zamfara have taken steps to repeal the outrageous life pension being paid to former governors and their deputies.
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu submitted a bill to abolish pension payments to former governors to the state house of assembly on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
Kwara State House of Assembly also recently passed an amendment bill, halting payment of pension to former governors, deputy governors and other officers holding political offices after their tenure in office.
Zamfara and Imo states had already abolished theirs in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
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