The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has declared that Nigeria can no longer bear former governors collecting double pay in the National Assembly or elsewhere in the government.
Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, stated that there is no way the country can continue to survive and manage with the level of greed among its politicians, especially the former governors.
The National Assembly was asked by the organization to lead with the example already laid down by the Zamfara state House of Assembly which recently repealed a law that approved N10 million monthly pay to former governors.
“We call on the NASS to take the lead in enacting a similar bill that will stop former public office holders from duplicating payments of pension and allowances in any form.
“In the same vein, we invite other states of the federation to follow the Zamfara example,” MURIC stated in the statement.”
The Zamfara lawmakers were urged by the organization to implement the law putting a stop to such greed and with conditions that would make it difficult for repeal. No wonder why Nigerian politicians have failed to emulate President Muhammadu Buhari.
“There are several past governors in Senate who are earning mouth-watering allowances from the red chamber and still earning pension and allowances from their states as former governors. This is atrocious, selfish and greedy.”
“How can Nigeria come out of its financial mess if our leaders continue to behave like this? Public office should be for those who are willing to serve, not for those aiming to be served,” MURIC stated.
The organization stated that it is time to know politicians in the Senate who are truly prepared to serve its people and it also reminded public office holders to be conscious that if they cannot be held accountable on earth, they would be answerable to God when their time comes.