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Lagos State Govt To Give N52million Each To Outgoing Lawmakers! by aloyemeka1: 1:52am On May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011

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Outgoing members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have been given a total sum of N52million as severance package each, P.M.NEWS has learnt.

The amount includes a furniture allowance of N7 million while the remaining N45million covers gratuity and other welfare issues. P.M.NEWS also learnt that returning lawmakers got N40 million each as severance package.

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Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly Adeyemi Ikuforiji

The amount the lawmakers got is a big difference from the severance package that was approved for the state lawmakers in 2007 which was put at N5 million. A source within the Assembly who confirmed this to P.M.NEWS, also added that each of the lawmaker’s personal assistants got N750,000 and that weeks before now, they had been given money as dressing allowance.

According to the source, the various amounts were approved by the state government following discussions between the executive arm and the lawmakers led by its Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji. The source who pleaded anonymity said the leadership of the House decided to convince the executive arm that the severance package needed to be made worthwhile to prevent the Lawmakers from later becoming “beggars” like their predecessors. He said: “If you go round, you would realise that most of those who served this State in the House of Assembly before now are now living like paupers and it does not tell well of the state.

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Re: Lagos State Govt To Give N52million Each To Outgoing Lawmakers! by Kobojunkie: 1:57am On May 21, 2011
If there is truth in this, then WOW . . . this is some very expensive government system we have created for ourselves.

Re: Lagos State Govt To Give N52million Each To Outgoing Lawmakers! by aloyemeka1: 2:06am On May 21, 2011
Won't they cover their campaign expenses?
Re: Lagos State Govt To Give N52million Each To Outgoing Lawmakers! by enyojo(f): 6:28am On May 21, 2011
That is why I voted for an ANPP Ibo Girl as House of Assembly!
This ACN 100% win in the State Assembly is a serious suffering for Lagosians
Re: Lagos State Govt To Give N52million Each To Outgoing Lawmakers! by playmode(m): 9:59am On May 21, 2011
A total annihilation of the current ruling class would really go a along way to bring back sanity to the dumpster of nation called Nigeria  cry

All these monies being wasted on these individuals is nothing less than treason which is punishable by death.
Re: Lagos State Govt To Give N52million Each To Outgoing Lawmakers! by jmaine: 1:03pm On May 21, 2011
[size=14pt]DEMOCRACY IN PROGRESS, PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB . . . cheesy cheesy . . We all felt diluting the house of assembly with non ACN members in Lagos will deliver the much needed pivot for a conducive atmosphere for good governance in the state . . we delivered in our little area but i wonder how the ACN eventually swept every where clean . .oops, i forgot, their logo signature is a Broom  . . . Just hope it's not true . . . [/size]
Re: Lagos State Govt To Give N52million Each To Outgoing Lawmakers! by Kobojunkie: 3:37pm On May 21, 2011
This is in a state where the number 1 excuse for not directly and vigorously tackling basic issue is lack of funds oo.
Re: Lagos State Govt To Give N52million Each To Outgoing Lawmakers! by buzugee(m): 3:39pm On May 21, 2011
kachingggggggggg
Re: Lagos State Govt To Give N52million Each To Outgoing Lawmakers! by KnowAll(m): 3:52pm On May 21, 2011
Lagos is matching the Feds pounds for pounds, dollars to dollars and Naira for Naira.

The Fed Senators would probably get 40 Million and Reps guys get 35 million Lagos thumps them yet again with 52 million kudos to Lagos, "eko for show
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Re: Lagos State Govt To Give N52million Each To Outgoing Lawmakers! by buzugee(m): 3:53pm On May 21, 2011
i am definitely in the wrong business. wonder if its too late to get into law. i would get into nigerian politics if i had the liver. maybe i should open a church ?
Re: Lagos State Govt To Give N52million Each To Outgoing Lawmakers! by oluwabamis(m): 4:29pm On May 21, 2011
im really confused with this issue, i pray its not true. how can lagos progress if we are spending this kind of money on severance, what have they really achieved in 4 yrs that they deserve to empty our purse. some civil servant who have contributed much more than these lawbreakers cant even afford the very basic of life needs. Fashola is condoning too much corruption
Re: Lagos State Govt To Give N52million Each To Outgoing Lawmakers! by koruji(m): 4:40pm On May 21, 2011
I think they are beginning to get a God-Complex in Lagos State.

Lagos is moving into a territory where systematic discussion, close evaluation and implementation of policies would be crucial to sustaining its accelerating progress. The people needs to find a way to keep the government on the straight and narrow part. The solution of course is not to pull the government down, since that will only benefit even more corrupt politicians. What is needed is constant monitoring and complaints, including protests if necessary. The people of the state must realize the most trustworthy politician deserves only 49% of our trust.

What kind of severance allowance is this? The state is owing N124 billion, but it is doubtful they have a payback plan. It doesn't take a soothsayer to know that it will all come crashing down if this continues unabated.

Kobojunkie:

This is in a state where the number 1 excuse for not directly and vigorously tackling basic issue is lack of funds oo.
Re: Lagos State Govt To Give N52million Each To Outgoing Lawmakers! by ektbear: 4:45pm On May 21, 2011
One party states. . . not a good idea.

This is too much.
Re: Lagos State Govt To Give N52million Each To Outgoing Lawmakers! by koruji(m): 4:52pm On May 21, 2011
It might do Lagos some good to get an equally competent person from another party as governor in 2015 (but God not from PDP, may be Labor party or some other progressive group) with most, but not all of the HA still from ACN.

While a state and/or nation could go almost one-party from time to time, it must not last too long. That is the problem we have with PDP dominating everything at the center, and ACN will have in Lagos if it doesn't take some kind of timeout in ruling Lagos State.

ekt_bear:

One party states. . . not a good idea.

This is too much.

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