By Seama Lazarus Jacobs

Nigerian Political office holders are always making headlines for alot of reasons both for the good and bad reasons.

The subject of discuss now centres around Pension of ex governors which came to the limelight last week as a result of a court ruling.

The court, presided over by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, while delivering judgment in a suit filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), seeking an order of mandamus to compel the Attorney General of the Federation to file action to challenge states’ pension laws for former governors and recover public funds collected by them in the public interest, also ordered the AGF to challenge the legality of states’ pension laws permitting former governors and other ex-public officials to collect such pensions.

A total of 21 states had at various times promulgated pension laws allocating huge benefits to their former governors despite public objection. They are Lagos, Akwa Ibom; Edo; Delta; Kano; Gombe; Yobe; Borno; Bauchi; Abia; Imo; Bayelsa; Oyo; Osun; Kwara; Ondo; Ebonyi; Rivers; Niger; Kogi; and Katsina.~ Thisday

If this trend continues the economy of those states will be shaken and pension of civil servants might not be paid in the end.

 

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