Each Nigerian Senator Receives N450, 000 Daily
With each senator receiving N13.5 million monthly, it shows that the sum of N450, 000 enters the account of each one of them daily.
Senator Shehu Sani, Kaduna Central said last week that each of the senators receives N13.5 million every month, causing public discourse that eventually nailed the lawmakers’ take-home.
Confirming the pay, the Senate spokesman Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi said it was true, adding that Sani had not said anything new and he was not being queried for saying what he said.
Abdullahi stated that the pay was not just a senator’s salary but included all the running cost. Actually, each senator takes N45 million quarterly, the monthly salary of each senator is N700, 000.
Abdullahi stated that contrary to public views that the fund was hidden, it had been in the known before now.
He said, “Senator Sani only told a medium, not that it is new.”
Asked if Sani would be punished by the Senate for telling the press, Abdullahi said nothing of such would happen because senator Sani had not told any lie against the Senate.
The Senate spokesman notes that every elected public official receives running cost and it is not out of place for the lawmakers to get paid.