How Much Do Nigerian Senators Receives Per Month..
Senator Shehu Sani, who represents Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, has revealed how much lawmakers receive every month.
The lawmaker disclosed that Nigerian lawmakers including him receive N13.5 million monthly as “running cost” in addition to a N700,000 monthly consolidated salary and allowances.
This was contained in a recent interview published on Wednesday.
“I think what we can say is that the running cost of a senator is N13.5 million every month,” the senator said.
According to him, although there is no specification on what the funds was meant for, each lawmaker is mandated to provide receipts to back up their expenses.
He explained: “But what I am saying is that that money (N13.5 million per month) must be receipted for what you do with it. But what you are given to go and spend without any accountability is N750,000.”
The lawmaker also spoke on the controversial constituency projects for federal lawmakers.
“The constituency project itself is given on a zonal basis and almost every senator will go with a constituency fund of about N200 million, but it is not the cash that is given to you.
“You will be told that you have N200 million with an agency of government for which you will now submit projects equivalent to that amount. And it is that agency of government that will go and do those projects for you.”