Lagos gov, Sanwo-Olu moves to halt pension payment to predecessors

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State governor, has made known public his plan to halt pensions paid to his predecessors.

Mr Sanwo-Olu made this known while presenting the budget for next year to the state house of assembly today.

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Although details of the development remained sketchy as at press time, his senior special assistant on new media, Jubril Gawat, confirmed this in Tuesday afternoon tweet.

“FLASH: Governor of Lagos State, Mr @jidesanwoolu has announced his intention, through executive bill, to REPEAL the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007), which provides for payment of pension & other entitlements to former Governors and their Deputies,” Mr Gawat corroborated.

Akinwunmi Ambode; Babatunde Fashola, Works and Housing Minister and Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) are all former governors of the state to be affected by the new development.

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