Published On: Tue, Jun 3rd, 2014

NANS Calls for Immediate Amendment of Akpabio’s ‘Jumbo” Pension Law

Gov. Godswill Akpabio

LAGOS JUNE 3RD (URHOBOTODAY)-The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone B, condemns in its entirety the recent Governor and Deputy Governor Pension Bill 2014, hurriedly passed into law by Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly and its consequent assent by the State Governor (the Chief Beneficiary), within a short space of 7 days.
The student body consequently call for an immediate amendment of the law, as it clearly shows an in sensitiveness to the plight of the ordinary Akwa Ibomites and it’s economic well being.
Comr. Pedro Obi; the Public Relations Officer of the organisation, speaking at University of Benin during a programme marking this year’s Democracy Day for Nigerian Students, posited that Governor Godswill Akpabio has betrayed the trust of the ordinary Nigerians in Akwa Ibom State, whom are the tax payers, to have ever planed such a wicked law in a State were the cost of education is increasing on a daily basis and high rate of unemployment rate is equally on the high side.
According to the students, “The action of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly is a clear case of a rubber stamp institution, as they have clearly failed in their duties, which does not tell good of us and further diminishes our hope as a growing Democratic Nation. Isn’t it an irony for someone that put in eight years of service to be claiming 200 million annually, while another that put in over 30 years to be claiming peanut? Is Governor Godswill Akpabio telling the World that some citizen are more superior than others or what?
“While we acknowledge the Governor’s transformation in the area of infrastructural development, we want to state categorically that this insensitive law should be amended, as there is absolutely no justification for its passage. It should be noted, that Leadership is a call to service and for no reason, must it be mistaken for another venture.
“Finally, we call on all well meaning Nigerians, Civil Society
Organisation and all men of goodwill to rise and say NO to this
Anti-Peoples’ Law to avoid making it a norm in our Society.
Viva Aluta… Viva Continua…”

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