Pension for ex-governors in Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Rivers most scandalous – Falana

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Chairman of the Alliance on Surviving Covid-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), Femi Falana SAN has described as “scandalous” the laws voting pensions for former governors.

The respected human rights lawyer stated this in a Sunday statement.

He said it was scandalous that governors were getting so much when many states have been unable to pay meagre salaries or pensions.

According to him, the pension laws for ex-governors in Lagos, Akwa Ibom and Rivers State were the most scandalous.

“Many state governors voted themselves humongous pension payments and allowances. Many of the same governors chose not to pay the pensions and gratuities for their former workers whilst they were in office.

“Not less than 20 of them are in the Senate where they also receive jumbo salaries and allowances.

“Lagos was the first state to implement a pension law for its former governors. The Lagos State Pension for Ex-Governors was enacted in 2007.

“Since then, the majority of States adopted the Lagos model. But the pension laws for Lagos, Akwa Ibom and Rivers States are the most scandalous,” Falana said.

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