Pay of National Assembly members (2)


Pay of National Assembly members (2)

By Patrick Dele Cole

The first part of this piece which was published last week frowned at the abuse of power and privileges by those in positions of authority. It concludes today by raising issues over gratuity, pensions and other entitlements being received by governors, state commissioners and legislators in the country.

THE money has already been voted and I suspect on some unstated understanding which Mr. Keyamo was unable to substantiate. How can, in the face of it, anybody quarrel because 774,000 labourers are to be employed?

There are over one million university unemployed graduates. They need employment. Mr. Buhari has promised to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty. How? When? There are two countries in the world that have achieved this and more – China and Brazil under Ignatius Luha. So it’s been done before; what are we waiting for?

I have seen the outlines of the plan but even with the best will in the world; and given the toxicity of politics today – is…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper