His Excellency, Governor Abdulraham Abdularazaq of Kwara state, clears the air on the plan to scrap payment of pension to former Governors and their Deputies in the state.
He revealed his plans in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye on Friday. Stating that the bill would be sent to the state House of Assembly by next week, appealing to the lawmakers to scrap the pension packages of ex-governors and their deputies.
Governor Abdulraham Abdularazaq explained that the decision was in line with the call by residents of the state.
In his statement read;
The governor has listened to the voices of the majority of the citizens opposing the pension law for former governors and deputy governors.
“However, the governor feels it is time for the law as it is to give way. He would rather the state commits the scarce public funds to tackling the question of poverty and youth unemployment.”
This is coming barely three days after his counterpart from Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu took a similar step.