Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State disclosed in a series of tweets on Friday that he will send a
bill to the State House of Assembly to prohibit the law of awarding pensions to past governors and deputies, insisting that the State is in need of the resources to improve human capital development.
“In line with our campaign mantra and the yearnings of our people, next week I will be sending a bill to the State House of Assembly to revoke the law awarding pension packages to former governors and former deputy governors in Kwara State.
“Our state needs all the resources it can get to improve our human capital development. I believe our limited resources are better spent on tackling the question of poverty and youth unemployment”, he said.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is the second governor to plan on revoking the law of awarding pensions to ex-governors and deputies after Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had previously announced plans to repeal the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007), which provides for payment of pension and other entitlements to former governors, deputies and categories of public workers.