Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is set to revoke the payment of pensions to former Governors and former Deputy Governors in the state.
This was revealed in a statement released on Friday by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye.
According to the statement, the Governor will next week send a Bill revoking the Pension Law to the State House of Assembly to be passed into law.
“The Governor has listened to voices of the majority of the citizens opposing the pension law for former Governors and deputy governors. In line with his campaign mantra and as a product of democracy himself, he will be sending a bill to the House of Assembly next week requesting them to repeal the law.
“As representatives of the people, the lawmakers would exercise their discretion to call a public hearing on the topic to further harvest wider opinions on the topic. 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 tackle the question of poverty and youth unemployment,” the statement said.
Recall that during the electioneering period, Gov. AbdulRazaq promised to repeal the States’ Pension Law.
The Governor is now set to fulfil his campaign promise just eighteen months after his emergence as the Governor of Kwara State.