The Kano State House of Assembly has passed into law the Pensions Rights of Speaker and Deputy Law 2019, which will enable the two presiding officers earn life pensions after leaving the office.
Similarly, the speaker and the deputy speaker will enjoy foreign medical trips and brand new vehicles after every four years.
According to the new law, there shall be paid pension to persons who held office as Speaker and Deputy Speaker equal to the emoluments of a serving Speaker and deputy speaker, provided that either the Speaker or the Deputy do not hold any paid elective or selective appointment.
In part of the new law, any person duly elected as Speaker or Deputy Speaker shall, on completion of his term be entitled to a grant of pension for life by the state, provided that such person was not removed from office through impeachment by members of the House of Assembly.
Where the Speaker or Deputy vacates office before the expiration of the term of his office, not as a result of impeachment, he shall be paid pension pro-rata the number of years he spent in relation to his tenure of office.
It noted that if the Speaker or Deputy Speaker dies in office before the expiration of the term of his tenure, he shall be paid pension pro-rata the number of years he spent in relation to his tenure of office.