The House of Representatives has rejected the proposal to grant constitutional life pension to the Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives and their deputies.
Naija News reports that 162 lawmakers voted to knock out the proposal, 28 members voted to grant them life pension while three lawmakers stayed away from the voting exercise.
After the voting exercise, a total of 193 votes by the members of the House of Representatives were recorded.
In a related development, the National Assembly has passed a bill for an Act mandating the President and Governors to submit nominees for Ministers and Commissioners within 30 days of swearing-in.
Ninety-two Senators voted in favour of the bill while one abstained.
In the Green chamber, twenty hundred and eighty-nine House of Representatives members voted in favour of the bill, which was passed.