President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians believe that the federal lawmakers go home with huge benefits for doing so little.
He made this known during the launch of the Green Chamber magazine, a publication of the house of representatives, in Abuja on Wednesday where he was represented by Lai Mohammed, minister of information.
“Wrong perception” of the legislative chamber is caused by the lack of understanding of their works.
“Hitherto, the public perception of the national assembly is that of a bicameral legislature where overly comfortable and highly overpaid members merely stuff wads of currency notes into their pockets for little work done,” he said.
“This wrong perception has resulted partly from the lack of understanding of the enormous work of lawmakers, especially outside the glare of television cameras.”