Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta, says there are no plans to repeal the pension and entitlements of former governors and their deputies.
It was reported how Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, submitted a bill to the state house of assembly on the abolishment of pension payments to former governors and their deputies, a move he said would cut cost of governance.
Speaking on Wednesday, in Asaba, the state capital, Okowa said he cannot introduce the policy. “There is an existing law in Delta state on what accrued to the governors and their deputies, that I don’t want to touch,” Okowa said.
Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, had commended Sanwo-Olu for the initiative and advised governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) to do same.