Lagos Assembly To Cut Ex-Govs, Deputies’ Pension

Lagos Assembly To Cut Ex-Govs, Deputies’ Pension

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the house is amending an act in the constitution to reduce the pension of former public servants.

Obasa, who stated this at a meeting with civil society organisations in Lagos, said the amendment will cut the six and five vehicles entitled to ex-governors and their deputies into three and two respectively.

He also said the amendment will allocate only a house in Lagos to ex-governors and their deputies rather than a house in Lagos and Abuja as attainable in the act presently.

This House is amending the Public Office Holder Law. The amendment is titled, Public Office Holders Amendment Bill, 2016.

The intendment of this bill is to save taxpayers’ money while addressing the cost implication of some parts of the law.

For instance, the law allows a former governor and the deputy to have a house each in Lagos and Abuja, while both governor and the deputy are also entitled to six and five vehicles respectively.

But with the amendment, both the governor and the deputy will be limited to a house in Lagos where they served, as well as have three and two vehicles respectively,” the speaker said at the event.

He, however, added that the amendment of the act will ”accord due recognition to the legislature by allowing the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker to benefit in the pension.”

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