Apart from salary, we receive N8.5m monthly — Reps Member


Asides from salary, we receive N8.5m monthly — Rep Member

Member of Gombe State house of Representatives, Simon Karu has made known that he and his colleagues receive N8.5 million apart from their salaries.

Karu further stated that he and his colleagues receive a sum of about N9.3 million monthly.

He said they receive N8.5 million as “running cost”, although the salary of a legislator in the lower legislative chamber is N800,000.

The total take-home pay of members of the national assembly has been shrouded in secrecy.

It was noted that in 2018, the senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sanni, disclosed that senators get N13.5 million monthly, aside from salaries.

While speaking at an event to mark the country’s 60th Independence Day anniversary on Thursday in Abuja, themed ‘FixingNigeria at 60 – Sustainable and efficient democracy: Issues on accountability and transparency in governance’, the Gombe lawmaker said most of the money is channelled to his constituents who ask for assistance.

“The official salary of a…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper