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Lawan shakes the tables, vows to peg Senators’ allowances at N750, 000 per month

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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

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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.

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