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Nigerians React to Bayelsa Assembly Approving Monthly Life Pension for Lawmakers



The Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Wednesday day approved passed a bill that would see present and past members of the legislature received monthly life pension.

According to Sahara Reporters, the bill was sponsored by Peter Akpe, the House Leader and it approves N500k post-service monthly pension to speakers, N200k for deputy speakers, and N100k for other members.

Former lawmakers in the state, including those of Bayelsa origin who served in the old Rivers State are to benefit from the bill.

Once Governor Seriake Dickson signs the bill, it becomes law, but it is unclear if the governor will assent to it.

Bayelsa state is one of the numerous states across the country where civil servants regularly protest the non-payment of salaries.

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