Former Zamfara Governor Abdulaziz Yari has appealed to the incumbent governor of the state, Bello matawalle, to begin payment of his N10million monthly upkeep allowance and pensions.
In a letter dated October 17 and obtained by TheCable, the governor said that he had only been paid twice since he left office on March 29, 2019.
Mr Yari reminded the governor that the law provides for such entitlements to former governors, deputies, speakers and deputy speakers.
“I wish to humbly draw your attention to the provision of the law on the above subject matter which was amended and assented to on the 23rd of March 2019,” he said.
“The law provides, among other entitlements of the Former Governor, a monthly upkeep allowance of Ten Million Naira (N10,000,000) only and a pension equivalent to the salary he was receiving while in office.
“Accordingly, you may wish to be informed that since the expiration of my tenure on the 29th of May, 2019.
“I was only paid the upkeep allowance twice i.e for the month of June and July while my pension for the month of June has not been paid.
“As the law provides, the pension and upkeep allowance are not in the category of privileges that can be truncated without any justifiable reason, hence, the need to request you to kindly direct the settlement of the total backlog of the pension and upkeep as provided by the law.
“While thanking you most sincerely for the anticipated positive action, please accept my high regards and esteem,” the letter read.