The Kwara State House of Assembly, yesterday, passed into law a bill to suspend payment of pension to former governors and deputy governors during any period they hold political or public office.
The passage of the bill was sequel to a report earlier presented by the Chairman, House Committee on Establishment and Public Service, Emmanuel Folorunsho Abodunrin
The Deputy Speaker, Elder Matthew Okedare, who presided over yesterday’s sitting, praised members for ensuring prompt passage of the bill which was sponsored by the Member representing Omupo Constituency, Mashood Bakare, and directed the Clerk of the House, Alhaji Ahmed Katsina Mohammed, to prepare a clean copy for the governor’s assent.
Under the amended law, former governors and deputy governors will cease to enjoy pension whenever they hold a political or public office.
However, the law will not be applicable where the person does not receive any remuneration on account of holding such office.