INFORMATION NIGERIA

Today’s Question: Do you think Nigerian senators deserve to be paid N13.5m monthly?

According to new reports, Senators in Nigeria receive N13.5m running cost aside from their salary and other allowances monthly. This revelation was made by senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani.

In an interview with TheNews, Sani said the running cost does not include a N700,000 monthly consolidated salary and allowances which they also receive.

“I think what we can say is that the running cost of a senator is N13.5 million every month,” the senator said.
He explained that though there is no specification on what the funds was meant for, each lawmaker is mandated to provide receipts to back up their expenses.

He added that funds allocated for each senator for their constituency projects are included in the running cost.

 

Do you think this pay is justified???