Still on Yari’s Letter…Matawalle Assents to Repealed Pensions Law for Ex-governors, Deputy Governors, Speakers and Deputy Speakers


Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, Thursday assented to the repealed pensions law in which former governors, deputy governors, speakers and deputy speakers of the state House of Assembly were supposed to collect about a N1 billion annually as upkeep allowance from the state government.

While assenting to the law, the governor said his administration would use savings from the repealed pensions law for youth empowerment and development of infrastructure in the state.

He added that “the repealed law which was hurriedly passed by the immediate past administration of the state did not take into account the social and economic realities of the state.”

According to him, “I was shocked when I received a letter from former governor Yari for the payment of the money, otherwise I learnt the former governor threatened my administration with a court case.

“I called a meeting with my deputy as well as the speaker of…

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