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Godswill Akpabio Submits His Retirement Demands To AKSHA

By Thompson Essien
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On May 15, 2014, Godswill Akpabio submitted his retirement plans to Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly (AKSHA) for approval. He refers to his submission as a Pension Bill and he wants it effective June 1, 2014.

The following are what Akpabio demands from Akwa Ibom people:

1. Pension for life at a rate equivalent to the salary of the incumbent governor

2. A new official car and utility vehicles once in every four years, one personal aid and adequate security during his entire lifetime at the expense of the people.

3. The people must provide him with cooks, chauffeurs, and security guards at a sum of N5, 000,000 (USD50, 000) per month.

4. Free medical care at a sum of N100,000,000 (USD600.000) per month

5. A house not below 5-bedroom at either Abuja or Akwa Ibom State

6. Furniture allowance of 300% annual basic salary every four years

7. Fuel (petrol) allowance of 300% annual basic salary

8. Severance pay of 300% annual basic salary on the day he leaves office (May 29, 2015).

9. Utility allowance of 100% annual basic salary

10. Entertainment allowance of 100% annual basic salary

11. Effective date of the Bill: June 1, 2014.

When one considers the huge debt that Akpabio will leave behind for Akwa Ibom people to struggle in the payment, it is inconceivable that this man can have the nerve to expect this type of financial responsibilities from the same people he will leave in a state of financial ruins.

The original Pension Bill was designed to stop incumbent governors from stealing as a cushion to protect their life-styles once out of office. But Akpabio has stolen so much money that to turn around and demand more money is like delivering punches to Akwa Ibom people on both sides of the jaws. If the House of Assembly approves this Bill, as is, then the members of the House have no respect for the people.

Please open the attached documents for details. Caution: To magnify the attached documents, I suggest opening it with Microsoft Office version. Enjoy!

Ikpafak Thompson Essien
City of Portland, Oregon