Drop proposed life pension for ex-govs, SERAP tells Ugwuanyi




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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to drop a proposed bill aiming to for governors and their deputies.

SERAP said bill also made provision for medical allowance not exceeding N12m per annum for surviving spouse, provided such spouse was married to governor while in office.

The rights group, in a statement on , threatened legal action against Ugwuanyi if the bill is passed into .

SERAP said, “We urge Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State @GovUgwuanyiNews [as trustee of the state’s resources, and consistent with his oath of office], to immediately drop the proposed self-serving bill would for governors and their deputies.

“Public officials have a legal commitment to a public duty truthfully and faithfully.

“The bill amounts to an of office and incorrect and improper performance of public functions.

“We’ll see Governor Ugwuanyi in court if the bill is ever passed into .

“Rather than sponsoring bills would access of children in Enugu to education, the Governor and lawmakers are taking advantage of their entrusted public positions to propose a bill to collect large severance benefits.

“The Executive bill has reportedly passed the reading. The bill also made provision for medical allowance not exceeding N12m per annum for surviving spouse, provided that such spouse was married to the governor while in office.

“While the state government would adequate security for the governors for their lifetime, the bill would also mandate the state government to provide three vehicles for the ex-governor and replace them every four years.”

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