2023: Politicians should have retirement age


Governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, says politicians in Nigeria should have retirement age and not “pursue money” till their last days on earth.

The 58-year-old Presidential hopeful made the call on Monday, January 17 when he appeared on Channels TV’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme.

Umahi said; “In this country, I find it very funny for people at certain age in this country that are still fighting so hard for money. I thought that at certain age, we should be making efforts to reconcile with God and be grateful to him for the opportunity given to us.

“So, it is important that we begin to engage and say, look, even if you are successful and your children are not successful, then you are not successful. We must let people know the true meaning of life; nobody goes to the grave with this money but it is your legacy that will speak for you, speak for your children and for your generation.

“This is the kind of engagement that we need to do so that people will understand that everything is not about money and that every position given to us by God as leaders, God will ask us for accountability for what we did with such positions.”

When asked to expatiate on those he said were concerned about money, the governor said; “What I mean is that in this country, there is no age limit by which we can say we have retired, we tend to be pursuing money till the end of our stay on earth in Nigeria.”

“I’m not just talking about political leadership, generally, at certain age in your life, you should be able to say I need to retire and give opportunities to your children. It cuts across all areas of life.”


Author: KennyMedia

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