Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has the much publicised plan by incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to stop the payment of pension and other benefits of former governors of the state.
According to Tinubu, the plan to stop the pension and other benefits is a bold step very commendable and which he (Tinubu) supports.
Commenting on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, Asiwaju stated that he would encourage other All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to follow suit.
Tinubu’s tweets reads: “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.
“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.
“This is a bold and courageous move by Mr. Governor and I wholeheartedly support him. I encourage all APC loyalists to do the same.”
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, began the move to stop the payment of pension to ex-governors and their deputies.
He made his intention known on Tuesday in a bill submitted to the state house of assembly.
While the details of the development are still sketchy, the senior special assistant to the governor on new media, Jubril Gawat, confirmed the development on Twitter.