Legislator Throws Weight Behind Pension Reform Bill


Lawmaker representing Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni constituency 1 Hon Christian Ahiakwo has thrown his weight behind the need to reform the Pension law for the benefit of Rivers Retirees
The ONELGA- born politician, while contributing on the debate towards reforming the pension law during plenary yesterday, said for the present administration of governor Nyesom Wike to consider reforming the pension law signposts an administration that has a human face and feeling
Ahiakwo, who is also the chairman of the house committee on environment described the bill as not only futuristic but sustainable and humane , noting that the bill will put to rest most of the logjam witnessed in the previous law
“Mr Speaker previous speakers spoke about the impediments that brought about the non implementation of the principal law such as administration by the pension administrators and that of the employer and the employee, Mr speaker , It is my humble opinion that when this bill is finally assented to , all these logjams will be put to rest”
He further said, “Mr Speaker on behalf of the good people of Onelga constituency 1, I want to say that this bill is a good bill and we should cooperate to give it an accelerated hearing so that the hazards experienced by our pensioners would no longer be envisaged”
Recall that the previous pension law which was enacted by the 6th assembly had 4 components namely Accrued rights, Employees Contribution, Employers contributions and death benefit. Most of the components were violated by the previous government at the time