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#CutNassPaySaveNigeria: Nigerians Call To Cut NASS Members Pay

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Nigerians have taken to microblogging platform, Twitter to call the federal government of Nigeria to cut NASS members pay to save the future of the country.

Some are also calling for abolishment on the National Assembly.

According to the Economist, Nigerian legislators receive annual salaries of between $150,000 to $190,000 per annum depending on exchange rates. Tell me why a country with a high poverty rate like ours should pay such ridiculous amount to lawmakers, Mild Touch asked.

  • The Pays of Nass members, Senators and house of representatives in Nigeria:

Nigerian Legislators’
ANNUAL SENATORS (N)                                        HOUSE OF REPS (N)
Basic Salary 2,026,400.00 .50
Vehicle Fuelling/Maintenance 1,520,000.00           1,489,000.00
Constituency 5,000,000.00                                      1,985,000.00
Domestic Staff 1,519,000.00                                    1,488,000.00
Personal Assistant 506,600.00                                 493,303.00
Entertainment 607,920.00                                       595,563.00
Recess 202,640.00                                                   198,521.00
Utilities 607,920.00                                                 397,042.00
Newspapers/Periodicals 303,960.00                      297,781.00
House Maintenance 101,320.00                            99,260.00
Wardrobe 506,600.00                                           496,303.00
Estacode 950.00**                                              $900.00**
Tour Duty 37,000.00                                          35,000.00**
TOTAL 12,902,360.00                                      9,525,985.50
***Not added to total

N12,902,360.00 x 109 Senators = N1,406,357,240.00
N9,524,985.50 x360 House of Rep Members = N3,428,994,780.00

Taking to Twitter on Saturday to pour out their feelings on the National Assembly, Nigerians urged the federal government of Nigeria to cut the pay of Senators and house of representatives in the country.

@djglintstone in a tweet asked, why should 469 Citizens earn more than over 150million Nigerians?

@suzzy_dan also tweeted, The amount of money our lawmakers take home on an annual basis is just ridiculous.

 

 

 

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