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Abia moves to stop pension for ex-governors, deputies



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Former governors and deputy governors from Abia State may no longer be entitled to pension benefits after the conclusion of their tenures.

The Abia House of Assembly, in a significant move on Tuesday, passed a bill aimed at stopping the payment of pensions to former governors and their deputies within the state.

Titled the “Abia State Governors and Deputy Governors (Repeal) Law 2024,” the bill was spearheaded by the Majority Leader representing Arochukwu State Constituency, Hon. Uchanna Okoro.

Following the introduction of the bill, it swiftly progressed through its readings and considerations within the House, culminating in its passage during the day’s plenary session, as announced by Mr. Emmanuel Emeruwa, the Speaker.

Speaker Emeruwa commended the efforts of the members of the assembly, emphasizing that the enactment of the bill would significantly mitigate the governmental expenses and channel resources towards developmental projects within the state.

After the governor’s affirmation, the bill would officially invalidate the existing pension law for ex-governors and deputy governors, thereby marking a definitive shift in governance policies.

The bill’s implementation is scheduled to take effect immediately, signaling a decisive stance towards fiscal responsibility and prudent resource allocation within Abia State, effective as of Tuesday, March 19, 2024.



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