The Taraba State House of Assembly has passed into law, a bill for the payment of pensions and entitlements to governors and deputy governors who have served the state for a reasonable period of time.
The Speaker of the house, Dr Mark Usani Bako, who presided over the sitting yesterday in Jalingo, said the bill was sponsored by the former speaker of the house, Hon Josiah Sabo Kente of Wukuri 1 state constituency.
He added that the bill would provide pension to former holders of the office of governor and deputy governor of the state.
Hon A. Ajulde of (Gembu Constituency) at a plenary sitting moved the motion for the adhoc- committee set up by the house to present its report before the house and was seconded by the majority leader of the house, Hon Joseph Albasu Kunini of Lau Constituency.
Reading the report before the members of the house, the chairman of the adhoc committee, Hon. Istisfanus Gbana, said the committee has recommended that any person who has been governor or deputy governor of the state and was not removed from office as a result of impeachment would be entitled to the annual salary.