Lawan shakes the tables, vows to peg Senators’ allowances at N750, 000 per month
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said members of the 9th National Assembly won’t get anything more than their constitutionally approved salaries.
Lawan, who doubles as the chairman of the National Assembly, said this on Tuesday when members of the Senators’ Forum paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.
He said, “I never believed that there is anything called jumbo payment to the National Assembly members.
“The National Assembly members both in the Senate and the House of Representatives receive just their salaries and I receive N750,000 as my salary.”
He assured Nigerians that the activities of the National Assembly would be open to the general public, particularly in the area of funding
He said, “Nigerians expect us to be patriotic and we belong to various political parties, but once we are here Nigeria is our constituency.’’
“This senate is determined to ensure that, for example, we pass the budget in three months.
“All we require is for the executive to provide the appropriation bill in good time, may be at the end of September or early week of September.
“The Chairman of the forum, Sen. Khariat Gwadabe said the meeting was a unique opportunity for them to interface with the president of the senate.