Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has described as courageous move the decision by Lagos state government to repeal law on pension for former governors of the state.
Ekohotblog had reported that Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor, submitted a bill to the state house of assembly on the abolishment of pension payments to former governors and their Deputies.
Sanwo-Olu said the move he said would reduce cost of governance.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Tinubu who ruled Lagos from 1999 to 2007, said he is in support of the plan Sanwo-Olu to stop payment of pension to former governors.
He 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
This is a bold and courageous move by Mr. Governor and I wholeheartedly support him. I encourage all APC loyalists to do the same.
— Bola Ahmed Tinubu (@AsiwajuTinubu) November 11, 2020