The speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly from 2005 to 2015 was the Nigerian economist and politician Sabit Adeyemi Ikuforiji. He has claimed that the compensation for former leaders, which includes homes in affluent areas of Lagos and Abuja as well as six cars every three years, is not a "big issue."
In an interview with Arise Television on Thursday, he made this claim.
He claimed that the law was not drafted with a certain governor who was in office at the time in mind.
He continued by saying that one of the things he laments the most about Nigerians is that they have evolved into people who are not "grateful" for everything you have done for them.
When asked, he responded, "If you come up and tell us the exact salary of the governor as at the time that law was made, it's a very small thing, we are just exaggerating it."
He stated that the current house should pass legislation to update the statute if Nigerians find they no longer require it.
The law is in place, but it is not made of gold. Current houses should alter the document if necessary.
However, Ikuforiji cautioned, "Don't blame everyone who goes there and takes care of themselves first before taking care of others when people serve and you don't appreciate them."
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