Lagos State House of Assembly has slashed the pension of former state Governors and deputies in the state.
The State House of Assembly approved a 50 percent reduction in pension of all other former Governors of the state, Daily Dates Nigeria reports.
The approval for the reduction was made after the lawmakers considered the report of its committee on establishment during plenary.
The committee recommended the removal of the section of the law that stipulates the provision of houses for ex-governors in Abuja and Lagos State
It also reduced the number of vehicles to be made available to them and their deputies.
Though the committee recommended three vehicles for ex-governors, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, suggested two vehicles for them, including a car and a van.
He also suggested that the amended bill should provide that the cars be replaced every four years instead of the three years recommended by the committee in the report.
Also, some of the lawmakers at the plenary called for an upward review of the pension for the affected public office holders by 75percent while others urged that the pension remain as stipulated in the old law.
The Speaker, however, argued that the pension be left at 50percent since the report had recommended removal of houses and reduced other benefits
Obasa stressed the need to secure the lives of ex-public office holders, saying, he has seen some former Speakers and ex-governors in a very bad situationss after leaving office.