The heat is too much for Governor Godswill Akpabio over his Multi-Million Naira pension Act. As a result, he has sent a Bill back to the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly asking the lawmakers to expunge the section of the Pension Act which pegged the amount former governors and deputies could spend annually on medical bills to N100million and N50 million respectively and revert to status quo.
The governor said, “It is my hope that with the excision of these sections from the amendment, the agents of falsehood would lift their siege on truth and not distract the good people of this state from the task of the Uncommon Transformation of our dear state.
“Let them remember that I am not a governorship candidate. Instead of firing brickbats at me, let them tell the good people of Akwa Ibom State their plans for Akwa Ibom State.
“Because of the sponsored media comments and misinformation of the members of the public on the good intentions of Pension Act by the few opposition elements in the state, and because this government is a product of the people, we have, as a government decided to forward a request to the House that those areas which the opposition have capitalised on to misinform the people be expunged and the former law that had been in existence be made to remain the law.”