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Zamfara abolishes payment of pensions/allowances for former governors, Dep. Governors, Speakers & Deputies.

ZAMFARA HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ABOLISHES THE LAW THAT ALLOWS PAYMENT OF PENSION,AND OTHER ALLOWANCES FOR FMR GOVS,DEP GOVS,SPEAKERS,AND DEPUTY SPEAKERS OF ZAMFARA STATE 2019.

The zamfara state house of assembly in its 078 sittings today has laid to rest the ranging controversy of payment of pension and other entitlements for the fmr govs,their deputies,speakers,and their deputies in the state by repealing the law outrightly.

Presenting the bill before the house today the house leader hon Faruk Musa Dosara (PDP Maradun 1) urged his collogues to as a matter of urgency consider the complete repeal of the law which provides the jamboree pay for the former political leaders of the state at the detriment of the retired civil servants who have not been paid their entitlements over the years.

According to hon Dosara these category of past leaders are collecting over N700,000 million naira annually which he said the present state economy cannot accommodate for now.

Seconding the motion at the chamber hon Tukur Jekada Birnin Tudu (PDP) Bakura local government said the abolition of the law is highly necessary as its detrimental to the socio-economic well being of our people.

After serious deliberations and contributions by the house members, The speaker Rt Hon Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya ordered the clerk to the house to give the bill first and second reading and later the house went for a committee of the whole in which thereafter the bill went for a third reading and resolved that the bill has now passed into law and will be sent to the governor for his assent.

With this development according to the spokesperson of the state house of assembly Mustapha jafaru kaura all past political leaders in zamfara state will longer enjoy any entitlements unless those prescribed by national revenue mobilisation allocation and fiscal commission.

The house adjoined sitting to Wednesday 27/11/2019 by 10:am prompt

Mustapha jafaru kaura (P.R.O.)ZMHA 26/11/2019

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