‘When I hear about jumbo pay for legislators, I get confused’ –...

‘When I hear about jumbo pay for legislators, I get confused’ – Speaker Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara
Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of Nigeria's House of Representative

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has also come out to express dismay at reports that lawmakers in the country are earning enormous sums in salaries and allowancies.

Speaking to newsmen after paying a visit to Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong.

He said: “When I hear about jumbo pay for legislators, I get confused. The issue of salary is quite clear because we don’t fix our salaries; it is the responsibility of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission to do that.

“Any Nigerian that wants the information can take the benefit of the Freedom of Information Act to request for this information from the commission.

“I do know that our salary is not in the region of N1 million per month.”

This comes days after his deputy, Yusuf Lasun said the budget for the national Assembly, which is about 2.67% of the national budget is not excessive.

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