Nigerian Lawmakers Earn About 1 Billion Naira Annually - Prof Sagay
The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay has revealed what President Buhari and Vice President Osinbanjo earn as salaries.
Buhari earns N1.7m monthly while Osinbajo earns a little less than his boss as basic salary.
According to him, “I can confirm to you that the two are earning just their basic salaries, around N1.7m per month for the President and a little less for the Vice President.
“Anything else that is voted for their offices doesn’t go into their accounts. They don’t see the money.
“That’s the difference between them and the lawmakers. In the National Assembly, these people are handling cash.”
The Law Professor, however, insisted that Nigerian lawmakers were earning far above the N13.5m monthly running cost recently confirmed by Senator Shehu Sani.
“The information I am getting informally is that the NASS leaders are earning between N800m and N1bn as running cost every year,” Sagay told a national daily.
“I don’t have concrete information yet, but from a very reliable source, that’s what I’m hearing. Once I have the concrete evidence, I will release it."
He added that Nigeria was not yet ‘mature enough’ for former presidents like Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan who allegedly looted the treasury to be put on trial.
“It will take a long time, when we’ve developed and become more mature, to do that kind of thing. Right now, if you touch a former president, the storm that it will bring will be so diversionary and disturbing that it will affect your capacity to do positive things for the citizens.
“In my own thinking, you have to leave them alone and go for those who carried out the act of looting.
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