LAGOS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY REFUSES TO REPEL STATE’S PENSION

Lagos State House of Assembly says it will not repeal the state’s pension law permitting former governors and other public office holders to receive juicy pensions from state coffers.

Tunde Braimoh, Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, had a chat with News Agency Nigeria (NAN) where he said the Lagos State Assembly would not go the way of the Zamfara Assembly which recently repealed pension law for its former governors.

The court also directed the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, to challenge the legality of states’ pension laws permitting former governors and other ex-public officials to receive huge pensions while drawing normal salaries and allowances in their new political offices.

Braimoh faulted the court ruling, noting that, as long as the law does not contravene the constitution, state assemblies have the right to make laws for the benefit of the society in which they operate.

According to him, separation of powers as enshrined in the Constitution empowers the legislature to make laws, the executive to implement and the judiciary to interpret the laws.

-Kiss Breaks News

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