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Gov. Akpabio Defends N100Million Medical Retirement Benefit

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Governor Godswill Akpabio explains the reasons behind the passage of amended Pension Law of Akwa Ibom State.

If you recall, he forwarded a bill to the state’s House of Assembly to approve among other things, a N100 million medical allowance for retired governors of the state.

The bill was passed on Monday.

According to Punch he said today Wednesday 28th May 2014, “With the signing of this law, it supersedes the existing law passed by the previous administration, which had been in existence since year 2000.

The Nigerian constitution empowers the State Houses of Assembly to make laws for the wellbeing of its people. So, we have today made the Pension Law for former governors and their deputies. This law was made in the year 2000 and was amended in 2006 and is now being amended in 2014.

The new law states that all staff of the former governors, should not earn more than N5m annually and staff of former deputy governors should not earn more than N2m annually.

No former governor can spend more than N100m in a year for medical expenses and no former deputy governor can spend more than N50m for medical expenses, because such extra money would not be spent by the state government, because we are making sure that we cover all the loopholes of financial wastages.

For the widows of former governors, they would receive a minimum of N1m a monthly for medical expenses and N500,000 for the widows of former deputy governors.”

9 Comments

  1. El

    May 28, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    This is the most hypocritical comment i have heard so far. Trying to “cover all the loopholes of financial wastages” indeed. Smh

  2. addyly

    May 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    This crazy while ppl don’t have and live below poverty condition this old fool wants to collect 100million for medical retirement!!!! God this must stop it not even funny anymore,this so called nigerian politicans dare not try it in( America ) their ass will be jailed faster that they see the law passed! i hiss and all this cause there so much potiential in nigeria but GREED has killed all the drreams of Nigeria, I doubt prayer is the key because with the rate this country is going i wonder o! when will enough be enough of all the looting and stealing blantly who will bring these cowards and foolish politicians to justice for all this their corrupt ways!!!!!!!! I wish for a better Nigeria but it only a wish cause things are getting worse than before

  3. @edDREAMZ

    May 28, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    As usual, them go use law mount the thing… This polician and their tactics of embezzling money…
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  4. Dee

    May 29, 2014 at 1:25 am

    The new law states that all staff of the former governors, should not earn more than N5m annually and staff of former deputy governors should not earn more than N2m annually.

    Please what am I reading? Does this mean that the State pays the staff of former governors as well as those of the deputy governor? Nigeria na wa o

  5. Concerned

    May 29, 2014 at 4:14 am

    This reflects the worst kind of poverty which is poverty of the mind. It is so sad that after this idiot has stolen billions for more than four years he still believes that his health may fail and believes that N100M annual health benefit is his solution. AKPABIO or whatever you call yourself you have only displayed your guilt and the poverty of the mind that Nigerian politicians suffer from. I weep for Nigeria and I weep more for Nigerians for indulging these criminals and morons we call leaders.

  6. pynk

    May 29, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Until people are ready to die for their rights imbeciles like this clown here will continue to do as they please.

  7. Ugo

    May 29, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Arrant what? Arrant nonsense!,I say again! Arrant what? Arrant nonsense!

  8. Screw Nigeria

    May 29, 2014 at 10:14 am

    If no Governor can spend more than N100 million on health and the deputy cannot spend more than N50 million on health. What makes the health of 2 human beings vary so much? What an old twat; thats just proof they r eating the money and God pls, new cars and a mansion? Nigeria has cancer

  9. nene

    May 29, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    look at akpabio that was almost dying from poverty few years ago. now he’s signing 100 million pension and rubbish for himself. that’s nigerian mentality at work. the average nigerian is as bad as the politicians. somehow, everyone hopes to become an “oga at the top” one day. smh

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