A member of the Home of Representatives, Simon Karu, has revealed that every legislator within the Inexperienced Chamber take residence N9.3 million month-to-month.
Karu represents Kaltungo/Shongom federal constituency of Gombe State.
PRNigeria quoted him as saying the cash covers month-to-month wage and office-running.
Karu spoke on Thursday in Abuja at an occasion to mark Nigeria’s sixtieth anniversary.
It was on the theme: “Fixing Nigeria at 60 – Sustainable and environment friendly democracy: Points on accountability and transparency in governance”.
The lawmaker acknowledged that constituents’ excessive demand causes excessive spending.
“The official wage of a member of the Home of Representatives, which I additionally obtain month-to-month, is N800,0000. The office-running price of a member of the Home of Representatives is N8.5million. These of you who know, know that I mentioned precisely what it’s.
“The issue is what the constituents demand. While you don’t meet, they name you names. Simply earlier than I walked to the stage, I acquired three emails from my constituents demanding cash, jobs. While you don’t (meet calls for), it turns into a problem.”
However one other serving lawmaker and Chairman, Home Committee on Treaties, Osai Osai, informed the viewers to ignore the knowledge.
“I’ve by no means acquired such a wage since I got here to the Nationwide Meeting and I’ve been within the Nationwide Meeting earlier than him (Karu)”, he declared.
In his remarks, former Senator, Dino Melaye, mentioned residents must reboot Nigeria.
“When you get the battle in opposition to corruption proper, each different factor might be mounted.”
The Kogi-born politician advocated the institution of a Nationwide Finances Workplace.
He expressed confidence that this could deal with the issue of finances padding.
“We’d like a Nationwide Finances Workplace; Nigeria is the one nation with out such an workplace. Till we now have it, finances padding is not going to cease”, Melaye asserted.