States asked to scrap life pension for governors, speakers, deputies

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has commended Zamfara House of Assembly for abolishing ‘despicable’ life pension law in the state.

The body encouraged other states with similar laws to also scrap such benefit.

Mr Auwal Rafsanjani, Executive Director of CISLAC said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Rafsanjani said that payment of pension and other entitlements to former governors, their deputies and former speakers and their deputies, was a way of siphoning public treasury.

“We appreciate constructive legislative process that repealed the contemptible law in the state assembly.

“This fruitful legislative action is a declaration of readiness for people-oriented legislative process, which if sustained, will positively transform the state’s…

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