Akwa-Ibom State Governor Goodswill Akpabio’s Gets Billion-Naira Pension Scheme

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The Akwa-Ibom state house of Assembly has passed into a law a bill that gives him an abnormally huge pension of N100million.

The law is quite shocking, and has drawn criticism from groups such as Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

The laaw plans the pension for life at a rate equivalent to the salary of the incumbent governor to former governors and ex-deputy governors. The law also provides for the former governor a provision for funds to employ a cook, chauffeurs and security guards at a sum not exceeding N5m per month and N2.5m for the deputy.

Under the proposed legislation, the former governor would also be entitled to a free medical services for his person and spouse at a sum not exceeding N100m per annum and N50m for former deputy governor. The bill also sought to provide for the former governor a befitting accommodation not below a five-bed room maisonette in either Abuja or Akwa Ibom for governor.

The bill also provided for yearly accommodation allowance of 300 per cent of annual basic salary for the deputy governor of Akwa Ibom. The former governor would also receive a severance gratuity of 300 per cent of annual basic salary as of the time the former leaves office among other things.

Wana

Wana

Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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