The exorbitant salaries of the Senators as well as the members of the house of representatives without their illegal allowances have been revealed.
With these figures, the 360 members of the House of Representatives gulp N6.58 billion from the nation’s treasury as total allowances and salaries, while the 109 Senators will cost the nation N2.14 billion.
It is unclear how much it is now. In 2009, it was N192million per senator per quarter while their House of Representatives counterparts received N140 million. Insiders say the “allowances” have increased dramatically over time.
A number of lawmakers followed suit, giving support to Mr. Murray-Bruce’s populist proposal.