Ex-governors pensions: I’m not Sanwo-Olu, Delta isn’t Lagos – Okowa | Dailytrust

Ex-governors pensions: I’m not Sanwo-Olu, Delta isn’t Lagos – Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State
Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State

Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has said he would not be cajoled by the action of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwi-Olu in repealing the state’s law on the pension and remunerations of ex-governors of the state.

Fielding questions from journalists at a quarterly media interactive session on Wednesday, Okowa said his administration has more daunting tasks than reviewing an existing law.

“I will not bother myself with reversing existing laws on ex-governors pension and remunerations.

“I have more pressing challenges to address and won’t be bugged down with revisiting existing laws.

“Governor Sanwo-Olu may have his reasons for repealing the law, but for me it’s not my priority.

“Every governor runs his state according to its peculiar challenges. I don’t criticise any governor for his style of administration.

“But for us in Delta, we tackle our challenges according to their peculiarities,” Okowa said.

On resource control, Okowa said: “We have continued to push for restructuring and resource control. There is need to restructure Nigeria, devolve power and resources. You cannot dispense power discriminately. You cannot permit one state to exploit mineral resources and restrict others from doing same.”

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