Lagos State House of Assembly says it will not repeal the state’s pension law permitting former governors and other public office holders to receive pensions from state coffers.
Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Tunde Braimoh told journalists that Lagos Assembly would not go the way of the Zamfara Assembly which recently repealed pension law for its former governors.
It may be recalled that a Federal High Court in Lagos had ordered the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly.
The court also directed the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to challenge the legality of states’ pension laws permitting former governors and other ex-public officials to receive such pensions.
Braimoh, faulted the court ruling that ordered Malami to take immediate legal action towards the abolishment of state laws that permit former governors to enjoy emoluments.