I will Not Repeal Delta State’s Law on Pension of Ex-Governors – Okowa

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The Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has stated that he is not interested in repealing the state’s law on the pension and remunerations of ex-governors of the state.

While fielding questions from newsmen at a quarterly media interactive session on Wednesday, Okowa, responding to a question relating to the action of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who reversed pension plans of ex-governors, said his administration has more daunting tasks than reviewing an existing law.

“I will not bother myself with reversing existing laws on ex-governors pension and remunerations.

“I have more pressing challenges to address and won’t be bugged down with revisiting existing laws.

“Governor Sanwo-Olu may have his reasons for repealing the law, but for me it’s not my priority.

“Every governor runs his state according to its peculiar challenges. I don’t criticise any governor for his style of administration.

“But for us in Delta, we tackle our challenges according to their peculiarities,” Okowa said.

On resource control, Okowa said: “We have continued to push for restructuring and resource control. There is need to restructure Nigeria, devolve power and resources. You cannot dispense power discriminately. You cannot permit one state to exploit mineral resources and restrict others from doing same.”

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