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Lawmakers Approve N100 Million Medical Retirement Allowance for Gov. Akpabio

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BN recently reported that Governor of Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio, presented a bill to the State House of Assembly asking to be paid N100 million every year for his medical bills, as part of his pensions package.

He also demanded that this pensions package should be available to not just him, but also to all elected former governors and deputy governors of the state.

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has passed this bill into law, according to Punch.

In addition to the N100 million medical retirement allowance, all elected former governors and deputy governors of the state will also be provided with funds  to “employ a cook, chauffeurs and security guards for the governor at a sum not exceeding N5 million (or the equivalent of $50,000) per month and N2 million per month for the deputy governor,” and other allowances. To read excerpts from the bill, click here.

17 Comments

  1. Ashley B

    May 27, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Now i understand, Davido’s Verse in NEK UNEK ” I Go Calabar, I see Godswill Akpabio, Him Dash me Money, I go blow am 4 Lag……………” #SNM #SMH

  2. x-factor

    May 27, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Heart Breaking……Naija 4 real!!!

  3. Tiki

    May 27, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I wonder what the percentage of people living on less than 2000 Naira a day is, and someone is asking for a pension of millions a month! Weh, Nigeria!

  4. hehe

    May 27, 2014 at 10:30 am

    n aija we dey hail o

  5. Ibinabo

    May 27, 2014 at 10:38 am

    WTF!!! So, they have that much to throw away yet they can’t develop their states right… this is so annoying, it shows how he’s abusing his office with so much impunity.

  6. Evans

    May 27, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I weep for Nigeria! All that money for being a Governor(thief)? Ewo!!!!! Lord have mercy

  7. Ibinabo

    May 27, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I’m so irritated.. is this man thinking at all??!

  8. Jay

    May 27, 2014 at 10:58 am

    pathetic!

  9. just me

    May 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Omoh menh……100million 4 wat??? does he ve Aids,is he doing blood swap??? People are hungry,sick,suffering and dying and someone is collecting millions 4 sickness weey he fit no sick till him die….diaris God ooooo

  10. not-a-law-maker

    May 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Is he HIV positive? Does he need the money for ongoing treatment? The mind boggles. However,when it’s your time Mr Governor, you will move on to the great beyond just like everyone else. Utter greed!

  11. @edDREAMZ

    May 27, 2014 at 11:34 am

    And same people will be preaching justice tomorrow…. God dey shah…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  12. Xtsy

    May 27, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    He will be blessed with more than enough ailments to spend the money on.

    • DEJIOUS

      May 27, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      AMEN

  13. Sapphire

    May 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Dia ris God O!

  14. nene

    May 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    what a useless set of lawmakers.

  15. chichi

    May 27, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    They are only interested in ruining the economy of this country . The judgement of God is upon them for rendering the country poor and implementing useless law that will not benefit the innocent citizen but their useless self.

  16. DEJIOUS

    May 27, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Pls are all the ex-govs, ex-deputies, and d one to be elected in the future terminally ill? cos i dont understand the logic behind d huge medical allowance. Gosh we so elect some dead brains to power in this counrty mehn. I am so pissed reading this rubbish

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