Shehu Sani Opposes Pension for Life for NASS Leaders

By ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna

Senate Committee Chairman on Foreign and Domestic Debts , Senator Shehu Sani on Monday reaffirms his opposition to the proposed pension for life bill currently in the National Assembly (NASS) being advocated by some legislators in the ongoing 1999 constitution amendment.

Senator Sani who made his position known when he paid a private visit to the residence of the reporter of Peoples Daily Newspaper Mr Femi Oyelola who was involved in an accident with severe fractures, said it was necessary for him to make his position clear on the subject matter.

It would be recalled ‎that the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who is the Chairman, Senate Ad hoc committee on review of the 1999 constitution, alongside other Senators at the constitution review committee meeting which held in Lagos voted in favour of life Pension for NASS leaders.

The human right activist who is also a member of the committee maintained that, “I am personally opposed to life pension for legislators, Governors or their deputies, or immunity for public office holders.”

He stressed further that there is no reason for public office holders to enjoy immunity, thereby making it impossible to be tried when they commit any offence, adding that such, makes room for impunity in most cases.

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