Lagos Assembly Rejects Court Ruling Over Governors’ Pension

In reaction to the recent a court judgement that mandated the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors who are now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly, the Lagos state House of Assembly has declared that he would not repeal the state’s pension law.

This was disclosed by Tunde Braimoh, chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy.

The state said it would not go the way of the Zamfara Assembly which recently repealed pension law for its former governors.

Braimoh who faulted the court ruling said as long as the law did not contravene the constitution, state assemblies had the right to make laws for the benefit of the society in which they operate.

Going further, he added that was not aware of any law that restricted state assemblies from making laws for the provision of welfare package of former governors and public office holders.

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