Zamfara Lawmakers Abolish Excessive Pension, Allowances for former Political Office Holders

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 a 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 also receives an interim report by the jouse standing committee on religious affairs headed by Hon Kabiru Hashimu Dansadau (NRM) Maru south that investigated the controversy surrounding the appointment of jumu’at mosque imam in Birnin Magaji ward of Gummi local government area.

The report indicted the district head of Birnin Magaji ward of the area Alh lauwali Hassan District head of Gamo Alh Abubakar Bala Adamu as well as the secretary of Gummi emirate council Alh Aminu Aliyu among others found culpable in the scam.

The committee accused them of collecting bribe from the unwanted imam which sparked some pocket of crisis in the area.

The hon Dansadau led committee recommends for the outright suspension of the these principal officers of the emirate pending the conclusion of their I investigations which the house agreed upon and graciously extended their investigations by three weeks.

Earlier in today’s sitting the speaker Rt hon Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya sworn -in the new clerk to the House Alh Shehu Saidu anka which pave way for him to assume duty officially.

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

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