Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has joined his counterpart from Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who took a step to stop payment of pension to former governors and their deputies in the state.
Abdulrazaq revealed his plans in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Friday.
He said that the bill would be sent to the State House of Assembly next week, asking lawmakers to scrap the law awarding pension packages to ex-governors.
The governor explained that the decision was in line with the call by residents of the state.
The statement reads: “The governor has listened to voices of the majority of the citizens opposing the pension law for former governors and deputy governors.
“However, the governor feels it is time for the law as it is to give way. He would rather the state commits the scarce public funds to tackling the question of poverty and youth unemployment.”