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In Nigeria Senators, Reps get N93M as recess allowance

The new Senators and House of Representatives members were sworn in on June 9, 2015 and have gone on recess twice since then.

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Nigeria’s Senators and House of Representatives members have reportedly received a sum of N93 million as recess allowance.

Nigeria's Senate Chamber play

Nigeria's Senate Chamber

(News Nigeria)

 

The new legislators were sworn in on June 9, 2015 and have adjourned twice since then.

Nigerian Senate. play

Nigerian Senate.

(channelstv)

 

They are currently on a six-week recess which they embarked upon on August 13 and will resume on September 29.

Bukola Saraki play

Bukola Saraki

(African Spotlight)

 

The recess allowance is 10 percent of the annual basic salary of the legislators, a total sum of N93,307,662, according to Daily Trust.

Bukola Saraki play

Bukola Saraki

(Sun News)

 

Following a recent uproar, the legislators promised to slash their salaries but this move has been subsequently rejected by the Senate.

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