Home / Latest News / 9th Assembly: Lawmakers To Get N19.89bn Allowances In Three Months

9th Assembly: Lawmakers To Get N19.89bn Allowances In Three Months

Payment of overhead allowances to lawmakers inaugurated on Tuesday in the first three months will increase their total allowances to N19.89bn, investigations by Saturday PUNCH has shown.

The PUNCH had exclusively reported that 469 lawmakers would get N4.68bn as welcome package to sort out accommodation and furniture issues.

Further investigations showed that each senator will receive N40.5m for three months as overhead allowance, with each member of the House of Representatives receiving N30m for the same purpose.

This means that 109 senators will get N4.41bn as overhead allowance for the first three months while the 360 Reps will get N10.8bn in their first three months.

Added to the N4.68bn for accommodation and furniture, the legislators will get N19.89bn within their first three months in the red and green chambers.

Following the PUNCH’s earlier report, some Non-Governmental Organisations led by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project had been strident in opposing the N4.68bn welcome package.

Facebook Comments

About YourDaily's Agency

Check Also

Why Biafra agitation is gaining momentum

The alleged insensitivity of the federal government against the plight of Ndigbo is being touted …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

WP2FB Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com