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JUST IN: Kwara Gov to send bill repealing ex-Govs’ pension law

Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq will next week send a bill to the State House of Assembly requesting the lawmakers to immediately repeal the law awarding pension packages to former governors and former deputy governors.

According to a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, this is in response to the voices of the majority of the citizens opposing the pension law for former governors and deputy governors and In line with his campaign mantra.

It added that the Governor feels it is time for the law to give way as he would rather the state commits the scarce public funds to tackling the question of poverty and youth unemployment.

The lawmakers would exercise their discretion to call a public hearing on the topic to further harvest wider opinions on the topic.

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