Itse Sagay Reject Senate's bill on life pension - Prof. tells Buhari

Sagay described the plan by the lawmakers as outrageous and annoying.

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Professor Itse Sagay

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The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay has called on President Buhari to reject the planned bill by the National Assembly (NASS) proposing a life pension and immunity for its principal officers.

Sagay described the plan by the lawmakers as outrageous and annoying.

Members of the National Assembly, including the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu at a constitution review session held in Lagos state, proposed that principal officers of NASS be given the benefits.

Speaking further on Monday, June 20, 2016, Sagay said “I have always said that the Senate seems to be an institution of people who are there to promote their personal interests. Saraki is a former governor. Is he not earning pension in Kwara already? The proposal is annoying, immoral and outrageous; it is the height of insensitivity. These demands show that they don’t fear Nigerians.

“Those pushing for the demands should have asked how the public would react before presenting the demands. I will ask the President to totally disregard the bill. The President should veto such bill if it ever gets to his desk.”

Adding that “Many are still questioning the immunity granted the President and the governors and then some are proposing immunity for senators. Should all Nigerians be asking for immunity then? I am so shocked that some could be dreaming of such outrageous and annoying idea, it is nonsensical.”

Professor Itse Sagay also said former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman, Olisa Metuh can’t escape justice by simply returning the N400m which he allegedly laundered.

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