JUST IN: Tinubu Reacts to Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Move to Abolish Pension for Ex-govs, Deputies


By Oluwakemi Ishola 

Former Lagos State Governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Hammed Tinubu has commended the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for his plan to stop the payment of pension to past governors and deputy governors.

Sanwo-Olu told the House of Assembly on Tuesday while presenting his 2021 Appropriation Bill that he would soon send an executive bill to repeal the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007) that empowers the state government to pay pension and provide other welfare benefits, including houses in Lagos and Abuja, vehicles and other accoutrements of comfort to the former governors and their deputies.

In reacting to the development, Tinubu in a series of tweets via his Twitter account, described Sanwo-Olu’s move as bold and courageous.
The tweets read:
Congratulations to Governor Sanwo-Olu over the Y2021 budget which he appropriately christened” Budget of Rekindled Hope”. This audacious and enterprising budget will empower our people and begin to rebuild Lagos State. @jidesanwoolu @followlasg @lshaofficial @ekometa
In particular, I would also like to commend the Governor for the plan to commence the repeal of the Pension Law giving pension packages to former governors and their deputies.
This is a bold and courageous move by Mr. Governor and I wholeheartedly support him. I encourage all APC loyalists to do the same.


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