Families of any Kaduna State governor or deputy governor who dies on seat will receive lump sum of gross annual salary of the incumbent Governor or Deputy Governor, a new amendment to the state Pension and Gratuity Law 2006 has provided.
The law which was unanimously passed by Kaduna State House of Assembly on Wednesday will ensure that relatives of the governor or deputy governor are well catered for.
Already, there is provision in the law for payment of pension and gratuity to former governors and deputies in the state.
Speaking after the sitting, Alhaji Suleiman Dabo, representing Zaria constituency, explained that the law was amended to ensure fairness to any governor or deputy who might die while serving the state.
“Looking at the critical roles and responsibilities being carried out by these two individuals, it would be unfair to say that in the event of death, which can happen to either of the two while in office, they will just go like that without anything to their families.
“We believe that, in the principal law there is a problem, because it is a human document and there must be error, as such the amendment was necessary,” Dabo added.