A former governor of Lagos State Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has backed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s plan to repeal the Pension Law that gave pension packages to former governors and their deputies.
On Wednesday as reported by ARISE News, Sanwo-Olu had 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 the cost of governance.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Tinubu described the move as a courageous one and called on other party loyalists to do same.
“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.
By Abel Ejikeme