Oshiomhole Edo govt to build N200m house for ex-governor

The Edo House of Assembly amended the 2007 Pension Rights of the Gov and Dep. Gov's Law to make provision for the project.

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Edo State former governor, Adams Oshiomhole

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The Edo State Government is to build a residential building worth N200 million for the immediate past governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

The State Assembly on Wednesday, November 16, amended the "2007 Pension Rights of the Governor and Deputy Governor Law" to make provision for the project.

With the amendment, a house worth N100 million will also be built for Oshiomhole's deputy, Dr. Pius Odubu.

The amended law, however, is yet to be assented by Governor Godwin Obaseki, who is Oshiomhole's protege.

The provision of the residential building is the only amendment to the law.

Oshiomhole and his deputy are to have the residential buildings worth N200 million and N100 million in any location of their choice in Nigeria.

The bill, titled, "provision of a house" reads; "a house in a location of choice in Nigeria of the Governor provided that the total cost of building the house shall not be in excess of 200 million Naira while 100 million Naira for the deputy governor."

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Other benefits to be enjoyed by former governors in the state are, a pension for life at a rate equivalent to 100 percent of his last annual salary in addition to an officer not above salary grade level 12 as Special Assistant, a personal secretary not below grade level 10 who shall be selected by the former governors from the public service of Edo state.

Former governors are also entitled to have two cooks, two armed policemen as security, three vehicles to be bought by the State Government and liable to be replaced every five years, three drivers who shall be selected by the former governor and paid by the state government as well as free medical treatment for the governor and his immediate family.

Former deputy governors are entitled to 100 percent of their last annual salary as pension, a personal staff not above salary grade level 12 as Special Assistant, a personal secretary not below grade level 09 who shall be selected by the former deputy governor from the public service of the state, a cook, two policemen as security.

Two vehicles bought by the state government and liable to be replaced every five years are to be provided, two drivers who shall be selected by former deputy governors and paid by the state government and free medical treatment for them and their immediate family.

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