Tinubu Declares Support For Scrap Of Pension For Ex-Govs, Deputies In Lagos


Tinubu Reacts To Viral Picture With PDP MembersBola Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos State, has declared support for the abolishing of the state’s pension for ex-Governors and their deputies.

On Tuesday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed that a bill on the abrogation of the law would be sent to the House of Assembly in a few weeks.

He made this known while presenting the 2021 N1.155trn budget to the Lagos State House of Assembly, stating that the move was in the light of keeping he costs of governance low and to signal selflessness in public service.

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Tinubu has now declared support for the move on Wednesday, urging other All Progressives Congress (APC) loyalists to do the same.

He tweeted;

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.

The APC national leader stressed;

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.

He added;

This is a bold and courageous move by Mr. Governor and I wholeheartedly support him. I encourage all APC loyalists to do the same.

In 2007, Tinubu signed the law close to the end of his two-term tenure.

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