Governor Godswill Akpabio

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, on Friday signed into law a new bill on the payment of pensions and benefits to the former Governors and Deputy Governors of the state as amended by the State House of Assembly.

After working on the bill as forwarded to State House of Assembly, the lawmakers on Thursday passed it into law with the repeal of the contentious area of the law, which was payment of N100 million for ex-Governors and N50 million for ex-Deputy Governors in the state as their annual medical allowances.

The latest bill as signed into law by the governor brought to fifth amended law on the payment of pensions and other allowances to ex-Governors and Deputy Governors in the state.

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