Breaking: Otti gives executive assent to Bill repealing pensions for Abia ex-govs, deputies

Governor Alex Otti of Abia State, Thursday night, signed into law, a bill scrapping the payment of pensions to former Governors and their Deputies.

The Governor’s assent to the bill known as the “Abia State Governors and Deputy Governors Pensions (Repeal) Law, 2024”, came barely 48 hours after it was passed by the Abia State House of Assembly.

The bill was sponsored by the Leader of the House, and member representing Arochukwu state constituency, Hon. Uchenna Kalu.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Gov Otti said Government should not be about self-interest but the people’s interest.

He commended the House of Assembly for its speedy consideration of the bill
Otti said he came on board to change the narrative and re-invent the state in the interest of the masses.

“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.

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