Delta House passes governors pension bill

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Delta State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the Pension Rights and Other Benefits Amendment Bill for former governors and deputy governors.

The bill, which also grants pension rights to former Acting Governor Sam Obi, had earlier been criticised by Deltans, who described it as exploitative and unpopular.

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It was passed at plenary, presided over by the Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori, after scaling the third reading.

The passage followed a motion by House Majority leader Tim Owhefere, seconded by Deputy Majority Whip Fred Martins.

The House, at the Committee of Whole, chaired by Oborevwori, scrutinised the report by the Joint Committee on Rules, Business, Legal and Judicial Matters and the Special Committee on Bills.

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