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N300m mansions for Oshiomhole, deputy: Is Edo Assembly right?

• Debo Adeniran (Chairman, Coalition against Corrupt Leaders)
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The retirement benefit that accrued to the former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, and his deputy, Dr. Pius Odubu, was amended by the Edo State
House of Assembly to make provisions for the acquisition of houses worth N300m for both beneficiaries. Other benefits attached to this provision include
pension for life at a rate equivalent to 100 per cent of their last annual salary, three vehicles to be bought by the state government and replaced every
five years as well as free medical treatment for the governor and the members of his immediate family.

This is an opportunity for Oshiomhole to show the people of Edo State that he is a man of the people by rejecting the proposed retirement benefit by the
Edo State parliament. CACOL expects the former governor to reject the proposed retirement benefits because of his history as a comrade who has fought against
government policies aimed at sidelining the people from the benefits of development. We are also expecting the former governor and his deputy to show the
people of Edo State and Nigerians generally that they are noble men and will not stoop so low to accrue to themselves the wealth of their state.


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