Legislative assembly

Rivers advisers abolish inhumane pension regulations

By Tony John, Port Harcourt

Councilors in Andoni Local Government Area in Rivers State have reaffirmed their support for people-centred regulations, scrapping the ‘inhumane’ pensions regulation among the achievements of their first legislative year.

The Leader of the Legislative Assembly, Miss Stella Nte, representing Ward 6 of Unyeada, said that the welfare of the people remained the main objective of the current administration.

Attributing the achievements to strong synergy with the executive chairman of the council, she noted that within a year, the legislative arm of the third level of government managed to abolish some strict regulations that were unfavorable to development in Andoni Regional Council. .

The adviser cited the “Political Office Holders After-Sales Service Act” as one of those inhumane regulations that have now been abolished by sitting advisers.

“The Inhumane Pensions Act has been abolished following an Executive Bill sponsored by the Chairman of the Council, Mr. Erastus Awortu, with the aim of ending the pensions originally approved for former elected Presidents of Local Governments and some key politicians,” she said.

“However, Executive Order No. 1 of 2021 on the Prohibition of Postal Service and Other Benefits of “Political Office Holders” has been enacted, abolishing the old law and granting no pension approval to office holders policies within the board.

“This fate has undoubtedly enabled the council to channel resources into more impactful projects, as visibly seen in the area of ​​road construction, water supply and other projects initiated by the administration. current.”

The councilor also noted that the Andoni Forest and Wildlife Conservation Order No. 2 of 2022 on Andoni Local Government Council Revenue, was also passed in a year.

Others were the successful passage of the Andoni Local Government Council’s 2022 budget titled “Freedom Budget”, with particular emphasis on the ongoing construction of the Asarama road and the construction of a concrete bridge. in the community of Unyeada, all in the regional council.

The head of the house also expressed his satisfaction with the completion of the project by the administration led by Awortu, which included the reopening of the Ngo General Hospital which was closed during the last administration.

“We have embarked on a tour of this administration’s projects and have been impressed with the level of success in terms of upgrading hospital facilities, the Legislative Building, drinking water supply and construction of roads/culverts among other achievements across communities”.

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