The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has initiated proceedings to revoke the pension law that was of benefit to all former governors and their deputies that have served in the state.
Abdulrazaq in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Friday, said he would initiate the bill to the State House of Assembly that passed the pension law .
In 2011, the Kwara State House of Assembly passed the bill to pay pensions to the governors and their deputies.
The statement read in part, “Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq will next week send a bill to the State House of Assembly requesting the lawmakers to immediately repeal the law awarding pension packages to former governors and former deputy governors.
“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 commit scarce public funds to tackle the question of poverty and youth unemployment.”