Abia state House of Assembly has ended the payment of pension for past Governors & Deputy Governors in the state.

This follows the passage of A Bill (H.A.B 11:) on Tuesday for an Act to Revoke The Abia State Governors & Deputy Governors Pensions Law No 4 of 2001 and for other Matters connected therewith.

The passage of the Bill followed its first, second reading, consideration at the committee of the whole and its 3rd reading during Tuesday’s plenary.

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Speaker Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Emeruwa, announcing the passage of the bill, highlighted its importance in reducing the state’s governance expenses and redirecting resources towards development.


The bill will now be transmitted to the Governor for assent.

Once signed by the Governor, the law will be known as the “Abia State Governors and Deputy Governor’s (Repeal) Law 2024” and will take effect immediately, starting from today, the 19th day of March 2024.

Former Governors of Abia State and their Deputies will no longer enjoy pension benefits upon the expiration of their tenures.

This bill was sponsored by the majority Leader of the Abia state House of Assembly and member Representing Arochukwu State Constituency, Hon Uchanna Okoro.



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