Islamic group sends message of ex-govs, federal lawmakers, others

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has reacted to the Zamfara State House of Assembly’s decision to scrap payment of pensions and other allowances to all former governors, deputies, speakers and deputy speakers.

It called on former and serving elected officials to stop collecting outrageous benefits and urged federal lawmakers to enact a similar bill that will stop former public office holders from duplicating payments of pension and allowances in any form.

The director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, in a statement on Friday called for a total and comprehensive abolition of all arbitrary payments to past political office holders in the country.

Noting that Zamfara lawmakers have taken a bold step towards stopping profligacy in governance, MURIC advised lawmakers in other states to…

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