The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called on House of Assemblies in the federation to take a cue from Kwara and pass their own versions of the bill, by suspending payment of pension to former governors and deputy governors.
Dr Saraki, commended the Speaker of the Kwara State Assembly, Ali Ahmad, for passing the bill which was done on Tuesday.
The nation’s number three citizen said he influenced the action of the lawmakers.
“I am pleased that following my conversation with Kwara Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ali Ahmad, two months ago, the bill to suspend the payment of pension to former governors and their deputies when they hold a political or public office was passed into law on Tuesday by the Kwara House of Assembly.
“Moving forward, it is my hope that other state assemblies take a cue from Kwara state and pass similar pieces of legislation into law.”
Dr Saraki was the governor of Kwara State from 2003 – 2011. (Channels)