Ignore the rumors, I receive just N750,000 as salary, Lawan explains

By Shola Abayomi.

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has dispelled rumors suggesting that members of the National Assembly receive humongous salaries.

Lawan, disclosed this while addressing members of the Senators’ Forum who paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja today.

The senate president further revealed that his monthly income as a lawmaker and that of his colleagues was N750,000.

“What I want to emphasise here is that I never believed that there is anything called Jombo pay to the national assembly.

“The National Assembly members both the Senate and the House receive what is their salaries and I receive N750,000 as my salary.

“But I need to function as a senator, my office needs to be properly funded,” he emphasized.

He reiterated that the national assembly will be open to the public, so Nigerians can know how their collective commonwealth is being expended.

“National Assembly is going to be open to the public, I believe that the national assembly should have everything open, let Nigerians Know, what we are doing.

“I believe that Nigerians need to understand this, we need to continually engage with Nigerians and I will also argue that we continue to explain to Nigerians, they deserve to know how their resources are being utilised.

“I believe that the national assembly needs proper funding because the legislature is so critical in any national development,’’ he said.

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