Jumbo pay for legislators to go – Speakership aspirant
As part of efforts to reduce the high cost of governance in the country, an aspirant for the position of Speaker of the 8th House of Representatives, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, said on Tuesday that the House under his watch would slash the jumbo pay of members.
He stated, that they would cue into the agenda of the President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to cut the cost of governance by speedily supporting any proposal to slash spending on governance across board.
Jibrin spoke in Abuja just as members reconvened from their election recess. Jibrin added, “It is not only the issue of take home or the running cost. It is the entire package of running the activities of the National Assembly”.
Jibrin also promised that the House, under his leadership, would publish the remuneration of lawmakers periodically to lay to rest the speculation over the exact size of their pay package.
The pay package of members of the National Assembly has generated controversies since 1999, as Nigerians feel that their take home pay is too high and a burden on taxpayers.
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