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We will revisit the life pension bill – Bayelsa Speaker



The speaker of the Bayelsa state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Kombowei Benson yesterday said the legislators will revisit the life pension bill at the appropriate time. The Speaker disclosed this while Charing with newsmen in Yenagoa, noted that they were not angry with the stepping down of the life pension bill by the governor of the state, Henry Seriake Dickson.

Recall that the legislators had on the 24 of April 2019 hurriedly passed a bill sponsored by the leader of the house Hon Peter Akpe proposing life pension for the members with the speaker earning N500,000.

He said “We have passed more than 100 bills and if only one is stepped down, there should be no cause for being angry. It is just one out of the lot. And it is not something any boy should cry over.

Declaring that they have not gone into hiding as was speculated by some persons, Kombowei said for the interest of the government once a boss man has said something for now he wouldn’t want to argue over what has been said.

But he said “If I want to talk about that bill, it is the ignorance of the people that is prevalent. Elsewhere in the US and UK, it is has been on just in 2018 India passed the parliamentary pension act.

“In So many countries, it is in use. It is only in Nigeria that people are kicking against it. Since 1903, pension to parliamentary members had been in use. Go to your research.

“We will visit that issue and give you the true picture. It is not something we should be arguing over. I don’t want to argue over what has happened but I’m just telling you that there is a substance in the burner that all of you are trying to attack and argue over.

“If you make your research, you will know that it is not out of place for parliamentarians to have pension.

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