Senate speaks on Sani’s ‘N13.5m allowance’ revelation

Senate speaks on Sani’s ‘N13.5m allowance’ revelation

Sunday, March 11, 2018 9:05 pm


Shehu Sani

Nigerian senate has said there is nothing new in the disclosure by one of its members that members of the upper chamber of the National Assembly earns N13.5 million as running allowances per month.

Spokesperson for the Senate, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi in a statement on Sunday said the statements made by the Kaduna State senator on the salaries and funds for running of offices of Senators did not disclose anything new.

According to him, the figure gave out about running cost of the offices of Senators were contained in various line items and expenditure heads of the budget of the National Assembly which has been made public.

Abdullahi dismissed any insinuations that Sani’s colleagues were unhappy with him and said if people had looked critically at the budget of the National Assembly which has since been made public, they would have seen that various line items like traveling, medicals, consultancy and the rest were captured in the budget and they were the funds divided for each Senator’s use.

“Almost all holders of elective and appointive offices have running costs allocated to their offices and that cannot be said to be part of their salaries”, Abdullahi stated.

Nigerian senate has said there is nothing new in the disclosure by one of its members that members of the upper chamber of the National Assembly earns N13.5 million as running allowances per month.

Spokesperson for the Senate, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi in a statement on Sunday said the statements made by the Kaduna State senator on the salaries and funds for running of offices of Senators did not disclose anything new.

According to him, the figure gave out about running cost of the offices of Senators were contained in various line items and expenditure heads of the budget of the National Assembly which has been made public.

Abdullahi dismissed any insinuations that Sani’s colleagues were unhappy with him and said if people had looked critically at the budget of the National Assembly which has since been made public, they would have seen that various line items like traveling, medicals, consultancy and the rest were captured in the budget and they were the funds divided for each Senator’s use.

“Almost all holders of elective and appointive offices have running costs allocated to their offices and that cannot be said to be part of their salaries”, Abdullahi stated.

 


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