OrderPaperToday – Senate Spokesman, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has confirmed the statement made by Sen. Shehu Sani on Nigerian Senators’ allowances.
According to Abdullahi, there is nothing new in the disclosure.
Last week, Senator Sani revealed that lawmakers of the upper legislative chamber receive N13 million for running costs, monthly, with an additional N700,000 as their consolidated salary.
In a statement signed by the spokesman on Sunday, he noted that the details given were contained in various line items and expenditure heads of the budget of the National Assembly, which has been made public.
He also dismissed claims that senators were unhappy about his actions.
He said: “Almost all holders of elective and appointive offices have running costs allocated to their offices and that cannot be said to be part of their salaries.”