Barring any change in plans, the Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq will kickstart the process of repealing the law on former Governors’ pension by next week.
The Governor is to send a bill to the State House of Assembly requesting the legislators to immediately repeal the law which awarded jumbo pension packages to former governors and former deputy governors of the State.
“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,” his Chief Press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye said in a press statement on Friday.
“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 tackling the question of poverty and youth unemployment,” he concluded.