Imo State Gov., Hope Uzodinma Scrap Off Pensions, Gratuities For Ex-Governors, Speakers

2 days ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
(m) at 23-05-2020 08:20AM (2 days ago)

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Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has assented to a bill repealing the law that created pension allowances and gratuities for former governors, deputy governors, assembly speakers, and deputy speakers.

Signing the bill into law in Owerri on Friday, the governor noted that the erstwhile law runs contrary to the 1999 constitution as amended, which stipulates that a pensioner must have worked for at least 10 years and must be up to 45 years of age.

He regretted a situation where some of the beneficiaries of such payments also get a huge amount of money as salaries and allowances in other positions they occupied such as serving as senators or members of the House of Representatives.

“Apart from the inconsistency of such a law to the provisions of the grund norm, which is the Constitution of 1999 (as amended), this has led for very long time precedence that does not encourage diligence and prudence in service delivery,” the governor said.

He, however thanked the State House of Assembly for rising to the occasion and embracing totally the desire of the government to strengthen the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) base of the state.

He assured the people of the state of his commitment and desire to grow an economy that will stand the test of time.

olowoinlionsden (m) at 23-05-2020 08:52AM
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A good action. Politics is never known to be a profession. A situation where young graduates roam the street seeking employment, and some crooks earn multiple salaries is detestable.
Wazubia (m) at 23-05-2020 09:49AM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
taypetdun (m) at 23-05-2020 10:59AM
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You are quite right on this particular matter, however, try paying staff salaries regularly that is their only  HOPE for survival
matthew4real (m) at 23-05-2020 12:26PM
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How i wish that will come from federal, that no pension should be pay to public servant.
mgiwa6 (m) at 23-05-2020 06:36PM
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Lagos state is next.