Lagos lawmakers cut emoluments of former governors, deputies
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday approved the recommendation of its committee on establishment to reduce the pensions of former governors of the state and other affected officials by 50 per cent.
According to the statement signed by Mr. Eromosele Ebhomele, the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, on Thursday, the committee also canceled the provision of houses in Abuja and Lagos for former governors as stipulated in an earlier Law operated by the state.
The report further showed a reduction in the number of vehicles to be made available to former governors and their deputies.
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Reacting to the report, the speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, suggested that former governors should get two vehicles (a car and a van) instead of three as recommended by the committee.
He also suggested that the amended bill should provide that the cars be changed every four years instead of the three years recommended by the report.
While some of the lawmakers, at the plenary, suggested an upward review of the pension for the affected public office holders by 75 percent, others urged that the pension remain as stipulated in the old law.
However, Obasa maintained that it should be left at 50 percent, especially as the report had recommended the removal of houses and reduction of other benefits.