Zamfara Government Cancels Payment Of Allowances To Past Political Appointees

Governor Matawalle of Zamfara and the Speaker of the state, Alhaji Nasiru Muazu Magarya and other principal officers of the House were all present as he signed the bill into law prohibiting the payment of allowances to past political office holders in the state.While speaking Gov Matawalle revealed that former Governor Yari paid himself N360 million from the state pension funds shortly before leaving.

The Governor also disclosed that the former Governor also paid some permanent secretaries from same #360m. He stressed further that Our successors will not find it easy to come up with such obnoxious law to pillage the little resources of the state in the future. There is no reason whatsoever for the state to pay the past leaders a whopping sum of N702 million annually to the detriment of dying pensioners in the state, he added.

He also added that anyone who attains the position of governor, and other top political positions in the state are financially welloff even before attaining the position and as such, no political office holder would be allowed to Treat the state fund mercilessly.’

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