Lawmakers' salaries, allowances to be reduced - Senate

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The red chamber of the National Assembly has said the salaries and allowances of lawmakers will be reduced in line with the present economic realities in the country.

 
Addressing newsmen on August 6,the chairman, Senate ad hoc committee on information, Senator Dino Melaye, ‎said the committee saddled with the responsibility of reviewing the salaries of lawmakers had submitted its report to the lawmakers.
 
Melaye said there was the need to reduce the allowances of lawmakers in response to the directives of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who had set up a finance committee to review the allowance of Senators.
 
He added that the senators had made a progressive reduction in their salaries as the Senate President had insisted they must all make sacrifices for the nation.
 
“The Senate president said we must sacrifice, as we cannot carry out proper oversight of the MDAs (ministries, departments and agencies) if we have not made proper sacrifice,” he said, asserting that the 8th Senate would be a responsible one

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