Below are the mouth watering benefits, anyone who served as governor of Lagos State will enjoy after office.
It was gathered that, the pension scheme for Lagos governors, was designed by the former Attorney General of Lagos State, under Tinubu, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, who is now the vice president of the country.
Lagos is ranked as one of the most dangerous cities to live in the world, due to the prevalent security threats, ranging from police brutality, harassment from street urchins, government officials, task forces and armed robbers.
Lagos also named as one of the most stressful state to live and conduct business activities due to traffic jam. The state also have one of the world’s worst inner city developments.
If you go into the interior parts of Lagos, the level of the under development will be exposed to you. From bad roads, infrastructural decay, poor education, no access to potable water, but the people running the state keeps branding it as a mega city.
Here are what ex-governors in the State, Senator Bola Tinubu, Babatunde Raji Fashola and Akinwunmi Ambode enjoys, in the midst of plenty poverty of the people.
1. 1 residential house each for the ex-governor and ex-deputy governor.
2. 1 residential house in Federal Capital Teritory for the ex-governor who spent two consecutive terms .
3. 6 new cars every three years.
4. 100% of the basic salary of the serving governor N7.7m per annum.
5. Free healthcare for him and members of his family.
6. Furniture allowance of 300% of their annual basic salary N23.3m.
7. House maintenance allowance 10% of basic salary N778,296.
8. Utility allowance 20% of the salary N1.5m.
9. Car maintenance allowance 30% of the annual basic salary N2.3m.
10. Entertainment allowance , 10% of basic salary N778,296.
11. Personal Assistant to earn 25% of the governor’s annual basic salary N1.9m.
12. 8 policemen, 2 DSS attached to the governor for the rest of his life.
However, Lagos State House of Assembly said on Sunday it would not repeal the state’s pension law which authorised former governors and other public office holders to receive juicy pensions from state coffers.
The Chairman of the House Committee on Information and Strategy, said the lawmakers would not go the way of their Zamfara counterparts which recently repealed pension law for its former governors and other public officials in the state.
The Federal High Court, Lagos, had last week ordered the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly.
The court also directed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to challenge the legality of states’ pension laws permitting former governors and other ex-public officials to receive such pensions.
Braimoh, however, faulted the court ruling that ordered Malami to take immediate legal action toward the repealing of state laws that permit “former governors to enjoy governors’ emoluments while drawing normal salaries and allowances in their new political offices.”
He said as long as the law did not contravene the constitution, state assemblies had the right to make laws for the benefit of the society in which they operate.
According to him, separation of powers as enshrined in the constitution empowers the legislature to make laws, the executive to implement and the judiciary to interpret the laws.
He said: “The Supreme Court had made it clear several times that no arm of government can repeal the constitutional provisions of another arm of government.
“Therefore, legislators make laws that are in tune with the yearnings and dynamics of their society.
“Until another legislature comes to alter, review or amend the law, the law is meant to be obeyed.
“The judiciary cannot pronounce that law by the state is unconstitutional unless such state law is contradictory to the constitution.”
LAGOS: 6 NEW CARS EVERY 3 YEARS, HOUSES IN LAGOS, FCT
The Lagos State Governor and Deputy Governor Pensions Law of 2007 provides one of the most lucrative pensions in the federation. The highlight is that the former governor is entitled to six new cars every three years and a house in Lagos and another in Abuja. Conservatively, a house in Lagos will cost N500 million and one in Abuja N700 million. The former governor and family (spouse and children ─ both married and unmarried) are entitled to free medical which is not capped. Another highlight is that the ex-governor is entitled to a cook, steward, gardener and other domestic staff who are pensionable.
Annual Basic Salary: 100% of annual basic salaries of the incumbent governor and deputy.
Accommodation: One residential house in Lagos and another in FCT for the former governor; one residential house in Lagos for the deputy.
Transport: Three cars, two back-up cars and one pilot car for the ex-governor every three years; two cars, two back-up cars and one pilot car for the deputy every three years.
Furniture: 300% of annual basic salary every two years.
House maintenance: 10% of annual basic salary.
Domestic staff: Cook, steward, gardener and other domestic staff (no limit) who shall be pensionable.
Medical: Free medical treatment for ex-governor and deputy and members of their families (not just spouses).
Security: Two SSS operatives, one female officer, eight policemen (four each for house and personal security) for the ex-governor; one SSS operative and two policemen (one each for house and personal security) for the deputy.
PA: 25% of annual basic salary.
Car maintenance: 30% of annual basic salary.
Entertainment: 10% of annual basic salary.
Utility: 20% of annual basic salary.
Drivers: Pensionable (no limit to number of drivers).
Severance gratuity: Not specified.