Voice of the People


It was with gladness that I read that the Akwa-Ibom state legislature repealed the portion of the offensive pension law that specified that ex-governors and deputy governors of the state would be provided annual medical treatment up to N100million and N50million respectively. Other provisions of the pension law include a mansion in Uyo or Abuja, a new official car and a utility vehicle once in every four years, a personal aide and provision of adequate security, etc. during the lifetime of the governor, at the expense of the state. The pension law would have made it possible for the governor to draw a pension of about N200million annually. This is equivalent to the gross annual salary of 925 workers who are paid the minimum wage of N18, 000 monthly. More