Gov. Otti signs law repealing former governors, deputies pensions

by Amos Kalu

Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, has signed into law a bill to repeal the payment of pensions to former governors and their deputies, a law enacted by the immediate past administration.

The Executive Bill, which was passed by the State House of Assembly on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, is now known as the “Abia State Governors and Deputy Governors Pensions (Repeal) Law, 2024.”

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Governor Otti signing the new law that has repealed the payment of pensions to former governors and their deputies. The Governor is keenly watched by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ikechukwu Uwanna (right); the Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon Austin Okezie Nmeregini (second left) and Clerk of the House, John-Pedro Irokansi.

Signing the new law on Thursday, Governor Otti said government is not about self-interest, adding that self-interest destroys government.

“Even before this new law came into place, a lot of people who have followed our views in the national discuss understand that we were not going to continue the practice of paying pensions and allowances to this set of former government officials,” Governor Otti said.

Details later…

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
Abia State
Government House, Umuahia
March 21, 2024.

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