Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, has signed into law a bill seeking to repeal the payment of pensions to former governors and their deputies, a law enacted by the previous PDP government in the state.

Gov. Otti Signs Law Ending Payment Of Pension To Abia Ex-Governors, Deputies

ABN TV reports that the Executive Bill, which was passed by the State House of Assembly on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, is now known as the “Abia State Governors and Deputy Governors Pensions (Repeal) Law, 2024.”

Signing the new law on Thursday, Governor Otti said government is not about self-interest, adding that self-interest destroys government, his chief press secretary, Kazie Uko said in a statement.


“Even before this new law came into place, a lot of people who have followed our views in the national discuss understand that we were not going to continue the practice of paying pensions and allowances to this set of former government officials,” Governor Otti said.

Recall that the immediate past Governor of the state, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu had denied receiving pension from the state government, saying he is not among former governors paid pension from the coffers of the state.



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