Why Senators Won’t Cut Their Salaries – Melaye #Beekhaybee

Senator Dino Melaye from the APC has clarified
the reasons why Nigerian senators won’t reduce
their salaries.
He said that the stepping down of the report was
done in order to carry the House of
Representatives and other organs of the National
Assembly along.
Melaye added that the budget of the Senate was
not separate from the entire National Assembly.
“ The Senate today, in closed door session,
discussed the report of the ad hoc Committee on
finances of the Senate, and after due deliberations
by the senators, we came to the conclusion that
since the budget of the Senate is not independent
of the budget of the National Assembly, where the
budget of the House of Representatives is also
inclusive ,” the senator said.
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“We have the management, we have the NILS, we
have even the Public Accounts, we also have the
National Assembly Civil Service Commission, we
have agreed that we should consult amongst other
arms that share the budget of the NASS, with the
House of Representatives before we would draw a
conclusion on the report. So, the resolution is that
we are going to interface with the House of
Representatives so that we can be on the same
page on the report as presented. This is the
resolution of the Senate today in closed door
session.”
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Wardrobe Allowance
Recall that, following concerns raised by Nigerians
about legislators’ wardrobe allowances, Elias
Mbam, chairman, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation
Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), met with Senate
president Bukola Saraki on June 17.
The committee was constituted to realign the
finance of lawmakers to reflect the present
economic realities in the country.
It should also be noted that President Buhari and
his vice Yemi Osinbajo will only receive 50% of the
salary paid to their predecessor, Goodluck
Jonathan.

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