PUBLIC OFFICE HOLDER (PAYMENT OF PENSION) LAW OF LAGOS STATE

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PUBLIC OFFICE HOLDER (PAYMENT OF PENSION) LAW

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

1.       Pension of Public Office Holder

2.       Emolument Schedule

3.       Payment of pension

4.       Vacation of office before the expiration of term

5.       Death gratuity of Public Office Holder

6.       Interpretation

7.       Citation

SCHEDULE

PUBLIC OFFICE HOLDER (PAYMENT OF PENSION) LAW

A LAW TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF PENSIONS AND OTHER FRINGE BENEFITS TO PUBLIC OFFICE HOLDERS IN LAGOS STATE AND FOR CONNECTED PURPOSES

[Commencement]                                        [2007]

THE LAGOS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY enacts as follows—

1.      Pension of Public Office Holder

(1)     Any person who held office as an elected Governor or Deputy Governor (referred to in this Law as a Public Office Holder) shall be entitled to the payment of Pension at the rate equivalent to the annual basic salary of the incumbent Governor or Deputy-Governor and other benefits as provided by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.

(2)     Any person duly elected as Public Office Holder shall upon the successful completion of his term be entitled to a grant of pension for life by the State:

Provided that such a person had not been impeached or removed from office for breach of any provision of the Constitution.

(3)     The sum payable as pension under the provisions of this Law shall be charged upon the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the State.

2.      Emolument Schedule

The total emolument of the Public Office Holder shall include salary, allowances and fringe benefits as contained in the Schedule to this Law.

3.      Payment of Pension

Subject to the provisions of Section 124 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, the pension mentioned in this Law shall be payable at the expiration of the tenure of the holder of the office.

4.      Vacation of office before the expiration of term

Where the Public Office Holder vacates office before the expiration of the term of his office for reasons other than impeachment or breach of any provision of the Constitution, he shall be paid pension on a pro-rata basis for the number of years he held such office.

5.      Death gratuity of Public Office Holder

Where the Public Office Holder dies in office before the expiration of his tenure, his family or beneficiaries shall be paid Death Benefit on a pro-rata basis.

6.      Interpretation

In this Law, where it is expressly provided or the context otherwise requires—

“Constitution” means the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria;

“Completion of term” means the completion of the tenure of Public Office Holder regardless of when such a term commenced:

Provided that Public Office Holder whose term is terminated by undemocratic m will be deemed to have completed his term;

“Governor” or “Deputy Governor” means elected Governor or Deputy Governor of Lagos State;

“Public Office Holder” means the Governor or Deputy Governor who has held office in the State;

“State” means Lagos State of Nigeria;

“tenure” means four (4) years as provided in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.

7.      Citation

This Law may be cited as the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007).

SCHEDULE (SECTION 2)

A. ANNUAL BASIC SALARY

Governor—100% of Annual Basic Salary of the incumbent Governor;

Deputy Governor—100% of Annual Basic Salary of the incumbent Deputy Governor;

to be reviewed every five (5) years or when there is salary review of the political office holders by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, in line with Section 210(3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.

B. ALLOWANCES AND FRINGE BENEFITS

S/No category Accommodation Transport Furniture House Maint. D/Staff Medical Security P.A Car Maint. Entertainment utility
1. Governor To be provided To be provided 300% 10% To be provided Free medical To be provided 25% 30% 10% 20%
2. Deputy Governor To be provided To be provided 300% 10% To be provided Free medical To be provided 25% 30% 10% 20%

(ii)     All percentages are on annual basis salary.

C. 1. Accommodation:

(i)      One residential house each for the Governor and Deputy Governor at any location of their choice in Lagos State; and

(ii)     One residential house in the Federal Capital Territory for the Governor on two (2) consecutive terms.

2.       Transport:

(a)     Three (3) cars for the Governor and in addition one (1) pilot and two (2) backup cars to be replaced every three (3) years.

(b)     Two (2) cars for the Deputy Governor and in addition one (1) pilot and one (1) backup car to be replaced every three (3) years.

3.       Furniture: Payable every two (2) years en-bloc.

4.       Domestic Staff: Cook, steward, gardener and other domestic staff who shall be pensionable.

5.       Medical: Free medical treatment for the Governor and Deputy Governor and members of their immediate families.

6.       Security: To be provided as listed below-

Two SSS details for the Governor and one female officer.

One SSS detail for the Deputy Governor.

Eight (8) policemen (four (4) each for house and personal security) for the Governor.

Two policemen (one (1) each for house and personal security) for the Deputy Governor.

7.       Drivers: Pensionable

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