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Lawan Reveals  Salaries Of Senators, Reps

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Adekunle Adesuji,Abuja

Senate President ,  Ahmad Lawan, on Monday, uncovered  the salaries and emoluments of members of the National Assembly .

 

Lawan who revealed the salaries of Federal lawmakers while presenting paper at at the First Distinguished Parliamentarians Lecture Series organised by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies said the President, Muhammadu Buhari has surpassed his predecessors on assent to bills.

 

 

Lawan  said the monthly Salary of a Senator was N1.5 million while that of a member of the House of Representatives is N1.3 million adding that  N13 million thrown into the public space a few years back as the monthly salary of a Senator was actually their quarterly office running allowance.

 

Lawan said, “The total salary of a member of the Senate is about N1.5m while that of the House of Representatives is about N1.3m.

 

“The quarterly office allowance for legislators is what is erroneously conflicted with a monthly income to create confusion and mislead the Nigerians.

 

 

“The average office running cost for a senator is about N13m while that of a member of the House of Representatives is N8m.”

 

 

When calculated by our correspondent, the N13m office running cost for a Senator amounts to N52m per annum while the N8m for a member of the House of Representatives amounts to N32m in a year.

 

Lawan’s lecture was titled, ‘The Legislature, Legislative Mandate and People – The Reality and the Public Perception.’

 

He said the N13m and the N8m quarterly office running cost for a member of the Senate and House of Representatives respectively, were the lowest of any Presidential democracy in the world.

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