Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle has assented to the law prohibiting former government officials from receiving huge pensions.
The governor said the allowances will be used to build the teeming unemployed youths in the state.
Governor Matawalle added that the former governor, who recently wrote to the state government seeking N10 million as monthly pension will now receive his monthly salary while he was a governor and that would continue as his pension for life.
He regretted that although the former governor, Abdulaziz Yari had left behind pensions liabilities of about N10 billion apart from other liabilities, he still requested the state government to pay him N120 million annually.
The new law applies to former governors, deputy governors, Speakers and their deputies.