Sanwo-Olu Set To Stop Pension Payments To Tinubu, Fashola, Ambode, Others

mm
2 Min Read
Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has moved to stop pension payments to former governors and deputy governors in the state.

Sanwo-Olu made the disclosure while submitting the 2021 Budget estimates to the State House of Assembly on Tuesday.

The governor said that an Executive Order seeking to repeal the controversial Public Office Holder Payment of Pension Law, which prescribes pension for former governors and deputy governors in the state would soon be forwarded to the House.

Read Also: Troops Eliminate 8 Terrorists of Boko Haram in North East

“Mr. Speaker and honourable members of the House, in light of keeping the costs of governance low and to signal selflessness in public service, we will be sending a draft executive bill to the House for the repeal of the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007).

“It provides for payment of pension and other entitlements to former governors and their deputies,” the governor said.

Read Also: Troops Eliminate 8 Terrorists of Boko Haram in North East

Chief Lateef Jakande; National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Akinwunmi Ambode; Sanwo-Olu and their successors as well as deputy governors will be affected.

Share this Article
John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist who has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He's an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming.
Leave a comment