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Ex-lawmaker lauds Imo speaker for repealing governors, speakers pension law 


Former member, Imo State House of Assembly, representing Oru East State constituency Mrs. Oyibo Nwaneri, has praised Imo state speaker, Chiji Collins, for repealing governors, deputy governors, speakers and deputy speakers’ pensions and gratuities law by lawmakers. 
Governor Hope Uzodinma, had last two weeks assented to the annulment law on payment of pensions and gratuities to past governors and speakers of the State. 
Nwaneri, in a statement stated that paying pensions and gratuities to past governors and speakers would amount to double jeopardy. 
The repealed law, she said was meant to ensure that past lawmakers of the state, are paid N100, 000 monthly from the creation of the state.
Against this backdrop, Nwaneri, who is the recently appointed Special Adviser to the Governor, Imo State House of Assembly Liaison, queried how much would be left to the state if these pensions and gratuities are paid.


In another development, the Managing Director, Courier Plus, Isaac Orolugbagbe has stated that opague laws, unmotorable roads and insecurity are the challenges restricting operations of courier services firms in Nigeria.

Orolugbagbe explained that Nigeria has a large courier market, as more volume of products are moved within the nation than what is exported or imported, noting that with proper management, the industry could thrive. 

Orolugbagbe disclosed this at the launch of a product, ‘Domestic Economy’, which transports smaller freight between 150kg to 1500kg across the country. 

He called on the government to fix the roads and reduce all tarrifs to make goods affordable, thereby increasing quality of life.

Also speaking, Business Development Manager, (BDM) Logistics, Tima Dafe, explained that domestic economy service was tailored for customers who don’t want to hire a full truck but want to transport their goods to any location in Nigeria.

He noted that the service has five hubs, namely from Lagos to Ibadan, Benin, Abuja, Portharcourt and Kano, which would serve as distribution points to neighbouring cities and towns.


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