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Morning Teaser Is the NASS justified in approving N8.64b wardrobe allowance for legislators?

Nigerians are angry over the monstrous amount of money that has been earmarked as wardrobe allowance for elected legislators. Do you support this?

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Leaders of NASS, Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara play

Leaders of NASS, Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara


On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Nigerians were shocked when they heard that members of the National Assembly would get the whopping sum of N8.64 billion as allowance for them buy clothes.

A breakdown of the amount means that the Senators, all 106 of them, will pocket N21 million to refurbish their wardrobes while the House of Representatives members would get around N17 million each.

Almost everyone in the country was aghast at this monstrosity of the amount involved in a country where the masses of the population have been subjected to humiliating levels of poverty and sorrow.

With over 18 states owing their workers and the sufferings Nigerians have experienced in the past 16 years of democratic experiment, with the high level of corruption that the ruling class has exhibited, it would not be out of place for the masses to expect something different from this new NASS.

But to be confronted with this news is quite disheartening to most Nigerians.

So on Morning Teaser today, we ask: do you think the NASS is justified in approving the sum of N8.64 billion as wardrobe allowance for the legislators?

Is the NASS justified in approving N8.64b for clothes for legislators?»

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