Lagos Assembly reduces ex-govs’ pensions by 50%, stops housing provision


Lagos State House of Assembly has cut the pension of former governors of the state by 50 per cent.

The decision was taken after the adoption of a report by the House committee on establishment which gave the recommendation, according to a statement on Thursday by the chief press secretary to the Speaker of the House Eromosele Ebhomele.

The committee also expunged the provision of houses in Abuja and Lagos for ex-governors as stipulated in an earlier law operated by the state.

The report further showed a reduction in the number of vehicles to be made available to former governors and their deputies.

Speaker of the House Mudashiru Obasa suggested that former governors should get two vehicles (a car and a van) instead of three as recommended by the committee.

He also suggested that the amended bill should provide that the cars be changed every four years instead of the three years recommended by the report.