Governor Matawalle of the Peoples Democratic Party had earlier last week stopped the 10 million naira pension for ex governors of Zamfara state. Other monthly pensions for ex deputy governors and speakers of Zamfara state house of assembly were also cancelled.
Ex governor Yari before he left office, in collaboration with the state house of Assembly passed a bill into law, availing them the opportunity to continually receive bogus pensions for life.
Alhaji Sani Gwamna, the APC Vice Chairman in the Central Senatorial District commended Gov. Matawalle for the bold step to stop the outrageous pensions. He however, stressed that the funds be channeled into opening up rural areas as well as infrastructural development in the state.
Alhaji Gwamna on the happenings in the state, blamed politicians for using security operatives to harass and intimidate their members. He said that they remained law abiding despite the development.
“We are ready to comply with the security personnel, but when they resort to harassing our members, then it is not fair” – he added.