ex-governors’ pensions – A former Governor of Lagos State , Bola Tinubu, has hailed Governor Babajide Sanwo – Olu for his plan to repeal the Lagos State law that would ensure life ex-governors’ pensions
The All Progressives Congress chieftain said this in a series of tweets on Wednesday .
The former governor tweeted , “ Congratulations to Governor Sanwo – Olu over the 2021 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 ex-governors’ pensions 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. ”
Tinubu had shortly before leaving office , signed the Public Office Holder ( Payment of Pension ) Law No 11 official Gazette of Lagos State , 2007 , which states that former governors of Lagos State are entitled to a house in Lagos and Abuja in any location of their choice .
The state government has built houses for former governors of the state in Lagos and Abuja in line with the law .
A house was bought for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in Ikoyi and the Asokoro area of Abuja next to the Lagos State Governor ’ s Lodge .
Former governors are entitled to other fringe benefits which comprise a house in any location in Lagos State , six brand new cars every three years , 100 per cent of the basic salary of the serving governor , ( N 7 . 7 m per annum ) free health care for himself and members of his familyThe law also says a former governor will be entitled to furniture allowance , which is 300 per cent of their annual basic salary ( N 23 . 3 m ); house maintenance allowance , which is 10 per cent of basic salary ( N 778, 296); utility allowance , which is 20 per cent of the salary ( N 1 . 5 m ) and car maintenance allowance , which is 30 per cent of the annual basic salary ( N 2 . 3 m ) .
Other benefits include an entertainment allowance , which is 10 per cent of the basic salary ( N 778, 296) , and a personal assistant , who will earn 25 per cent of the governor ’ s annual basic salary ( N 1 . 9 m ) .
The law adds that a former governor is entitled to domestic workers comprising a cook , a steward , a gardener , and others whose appointments are pensionable .ex-governors’ pensions
A former governor will be entitled to eight policemen and two officials of the Department of State Services for life, according to the Lagos law .
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