The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who submitted a bill to the Lagos State House of Assembly says he wants the law that makes ex-governors of the state entitled to some cars and houses as pensions be repealed.
The Special Assistance to the Lagos State Governor on media tweeted this of the repealing of the Payment of Pension Law 2007.
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SOME OF THE THINGS CONTAINED IN THE PENSION LAW
The salary of former Governors will be the same as the salary of the incumbent Governors.
That the former governors of the state will be collecting the same salary with the current governor’s basic salary but they won’t be collecting allowances.
The ex-governors of Lagos State will be entitled to three cars that will be renewed every (3) three years while the ex-deputy governors will be entitled to two (2) cars.
The ex-governor and his or her deputy will be given allowances this includes medical treatment free with their family members.
The housing and furniture allowances that are from 10% to 300% of their basic salary. Car maintenances, entertainment and utilities are also included.
The State government will also pay for their cook, steward, gardener and all other workers that work in the ex-governors houses. The pension law also gave the right to hire as many persons they need to work in their houses.
Their Personal Assistance will also be entitled to 25% of the ex-governors basic salary. Their driver will also be paid by the state governor, and they have the right to employ as many as they want to employ.
They are also entitled to two (2) SSS officers and eight (8) policemen.
THREE GOVERNORS HAD GOVERNED LAGOS STATE SINCE NIGERIA ENTERED DEMOCRACY GOVERNMENT AFTER MILITARY RULE.
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader of Nigeria ruling party is the first governor of Lagos State from 1999.
The Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola is the second governor after governing the State for eight (8) years.
The third (3) is Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who ruled the state for four (4) years after failing to be re-elected.