By Umar Isa
The Zamfara House of Assembly has begun deliberations to amend a bill for pensions and other allowances of governors, speakers and their deputies in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the assembly at its plenary on Friday, chaired by the Speaker, Sanusi Rikiji, gave the bill its first and second reading.
Moving the motion, the Leader of the house, Isah Abdulmumin, said the bill was enacted by the assembly over five years, therefore it needed to be amended.
Mr Abdulmumin urged the house to agree with the motion, considering its importance in rewarding the leaders who served the state.
Responding, the lawmaker representing Anka Constituency, Bello S-Fagon, urged the house to reject the bill, describing it as “unfair”.
Fagon argued that it was not sincere for the assembly to provide a bill to allow former governors, speakers and their deputies huge amounts of money after their services.
“We should know the resources of the state belong to people of the state,” he said.
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