Ahead of the Inauguration of the members of the 9th National Assembly, an investigation has revealed that Four hundred and sixty-nine lawmakers who were elected on the platform of various political parties in the February 23 National Assembly elections and the subsequent supplementary election are expected to get N4.68bn as welcome package immediately after their inauguration in June.
The fund is expected to be given to them so as to sort out accommodation and furniture issues.
In this light, Nigerians have taken to their Twitter handle to their displeasure towards this.
And this is happening in a Country that 90% can’t afford three Square Meals and a Comfortable Life.
Why must we Rob Paul to pay Peter!!!?
Governance Ought to be form Bottom to Top, Not Opposite!!!!https://t.co/BrPWZXq3pX
— Ifemosu Michael Adewale®️ (@ifemosumichael) May 15, 2019
To be candid, this is not the first time National Assembly is getting this nationall Cake. N4.68b welcome package no be beans O! where dem go before to deserve a welcome package Biko. #IamOBA. “9th National Assembly” pic.twitter.com/60TC3xCwVD
— OBA (@obabiliamin2023) May 15, 2019
1. N30k minimum wage: FG sets date for inauguration of implementation committee.
2.9th National Assembly: 469 members to receive N4.68bn welcome package.
— igbalajobi olumuyiwa (@olumuyiwaayo) May 15, 2019
“9th National Assembly” “469 legislators to receive N4.68 billion as welcome package.” – News
Thats in a country where only very few States can pay N30,000 minimum wage!
— ‘Deremi (@iamremraj) May 15, 2019