By abolishing pension of past governors, their deputies, along with the state house of assembly speakers and their deputies, Zamfara State House of Assembly has become the first state in Nigeria to take this commendable and unprecedented step and should be commended for it.
The state ex-governor had written a letter to the state government on October 19th, demanding the payment of his monthly “upkeep”
The letter which Danngnews has a copy of it showed ex-governor Abdul’aziz Yari was demanding 10,000,000 (ten million) naira as his monthly “upkeep” which he said had not been paid for some months.
Ex-governors and their deputies alongside state assembly speakers and their deputies are paid about 700,000,000 (seven hundred million) naira every year.
How does one justify this in a state where civil servants are owed salaries for several months? Other states of the federation should adopt this same policy without any delay. This is the type of bill that moves Nigeria forward. We can not continue to waste money on past leaders who must have enriched themselves when they were in power.
Below is a copy of the letter from the Zamfara ex-governor.