Delta Will Continue To Pay Pension To Former Governors – Okowa

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Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, has unveiled that his regime will not stop the pension and other entitlements of former governors and their deputies.

He disclosed this in Asaba, in reaction to the declaration by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu that he have plans of stopping the payment of pension and the necessary entitlements of ex-governors and deputies in the state.

Ifeanyi Okowa while declaring his position noted that each Governor has the responsibility to run the state as it fits best, but he don’t understand and can’t explain why Sanwo-Olu took the step but his administration is not planning anything of such in Delta.

He said, “There is an existing law in Delta State on what accrued to the governors and their deputies, that I don’t want to touch.

“We are not thinking in that direction, my counterpart in Lagos may have reasons why he wants the law repealed but we in Delta don’t want to go into that.

“I don’t want to comment on the decision of Lagos State Governor. Each state has the power to make a decision concerning its governance.”

“That’s why South-South governors are insisting on restructuring and for us to manage our resources.

“We will be meeting with the President’s Chief of Staff on Friday in Port -Harcourt, so we believe our voice should be heard.