‘Legislators get N46,000 as daily newspaper allowance,’ NLC boss says

Wabba further advised the lawmakers to reduce their salaries and allowances in line with the present economic reality in the country.

Nigeria's Senate Chamber

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba has said that the country’s legislators receive N46,000 as their daily newspaper allowance.

The NLC president made the comments on Monday, August 24, 2015, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Wabba said:

"If you are collecting N46,000 as newspapers allowance daily and somebody is working almost every day but collecting N18,000 for 30 days, I think it is unacceptable.”

"We want change in this country and everybody must conform to the change; the National Assembly must be ready to make sacrifices. The executive, which is one arm of government, has made sacrifice of 50 per cent of its salary, the NASS should not be an exception, they should cut their jumbo pay.”

"If they are not ready to do it through due process and slash their jumbo pay, then Nigerians will force them, we will approach them by force to do it.”

Meanwhile, the legislators are said to have received N93 million as recess allowance despite only sitting for 14 days since their inauguration on June 9.

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