Tinubu backs Sanwo-Olu’s move to abolish pension for ex-governors

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), says he is in support of the plan of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, to repeal payment of pension to former governors.

TheCable had reported how Sanwo-Olu 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 cost of governance.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Tinubu who ruled Lagos from 1999 to 2007, commended Sanwo-Olu for the initiative and advised other APC governors to do same.

He thanked the governor over the 2021 “Budget of Rekindled Hope”, which he said would empower the people and rebuild Lagos.

“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,” the tweet read.

“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.”

Since the return to democratic rule in 1999, Lagos has produced four governors.

The former governors are Tinubu; Babatunde Fashola, now minister of works and housing, who was governor between 2007 and 2015; and Akinwumi Ambode, who was governor from 2015 to 2019.

 

 

 

– The Cable

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