Kano Assembly Set To Include Former Principal Officers In Pension Amendment Act
Kano state House of Assembly is set to include former principal officer of the house in the ongoing amendment of former Governors and their deputies’ pension act.
The decision to commence the amendment of the law followed a motion of urgent public importance raised before the legislature by a member, Alhaji Labaran Madari (APC), representing Warawa Constituency.
Speaker of the House, Abdullahi Yusuf Atta, in his address, said that the amendment became relevant considering the fact that most of the governors and deputy governors are gainfully engaged after their service to the state as some of them are presently Federal lawmakers, Ministers and even governors.
He added that the inclusion of lawmakers as beneficiaries of the pension scheme is vital considering their contribution and most of them after their service are not engaged in any employment.
“Honestly you would be so surprise when you see some of our colleagues that have served as lawmakers in a bad living conditions. So when they are included even if it is N20,000 or N30,000 it will go a long way to support them,” Atta said.
The Speaker however noted that the committee saddled with the responsibility is yet to submit the report adding that it will be extensively discussed to ensure that everybody is carried along.