Governors, deputies to receive pensions in Enugu
The Enugu State House of Assembly has amended a law that would henceforth enable the state governors and their deputies to receive their salaries as long as they live.
The law amended the gubernatorial pensions bill of 2015 and other matters passed by state Assembly. It however, provided that the governor or the deputy must not be impeached to earn such life pensions.
Before the bill was passed into law, the leader of the House, Ikechukwu Ezeugwu noted that the amended bill sought to give a life-time pension to elected governors and their deputies, who were not impeached from office.
Ezeugwu said that the amendment became necessary to accommodate governors who had helped in the development the state from the old Anambra State and the new Enugu State.
Responding, Paul Nnajiofor (PDP Nkanu East) said that the amended bill was long overdue. “This law as amended will give our respected and revered elder statesmen their dues and appreciate them for the immense contribution to the development of the state,” he said.
Representative of Enugu South Rural, Mrs. Mary Ugwu said that the amended bill would make future governors and their deputies to serve with dedication and transparency.