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PLENARY: Enugu Pension Bill Suspended

The Enugu State House of Assembly has stepped down the proposed New Pension Bill for Former Governors and their deputies.

This was following public outcry over plans by the House to pass the Bill.

Enugu Assembly suspends controversial pension for governors bill | The  Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsNigeria — The Guardian  Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The Bill which generated a lot of controversies was stepped down following a motion by the Leader of the House, Rt. Hon Ikechukwu Ezugwu was alleged to have sponsored the Bill.

In his Motion to step down the Bill, Hon Ezugwu said the bill though not out of place, needs to be stepped down following the outcry of the masses which they most listen to as their representatives in the House and emphasised on the need to consult widely.

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The motion was seconded by seconded by Onyinye Ugwu, the Deputy leader of the House.

In his speech, Speaker said there are a lot of provisions in the bill that are not constitutional like; payment of salaries to spouses of former Governors and their deputies.

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