Femi Falana advice Buhari to terminate illegal salaries and allowances payment
Femi Falana, a lawyer and human rights activist, has advice President Buhari to slab all illegal payments received by federal lawmakers.
As Nigerians continue to condemn the large pay of the Senates received each month in addition to their legal salaries and allowances.
Mr Falana actually reacts to a disclosure by the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani.
In an interview with TheNews, Mr Sani disclose that he and his colleagues receive N13.5 million monthly as “running cost”, aside from an N750,000 monthly stabilize salary and allowances which they also receive.
Since the uproar by Nigerians for a full disclosure of lawmaker’s earnings Mr Sani revelation is the first by a lawmaker from the Senate
This declaration has caused anger among Nigerians who had always condemned the lawmakers for inconsistent allocating huge pay to themselves at a time the country really needs funds for developmental projects.
In a statement on Sunday, Mr Falana said the emolument of the lawmakers goes beyond what was declared by the senator.
Each senator is given the opportunity to execute constituency projects to the tune of N200 million per annum asides from the monthly package of N13.8 million. Moreover, Senator Sani disclosure does not cover the allowances for cars, housing, wardrobe, furniture etc running to several millions of Naira approved for each senator.