SERAP calls out Saraki over alleged plan to increase Senators allowance

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has raised the alarm over alleged plans by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to increase salaries of Nigerian senators.

SERAP in a terse statement on Tuesday on its verified Twitter page disclosed that Saraki plans to increase monthly allowance per senator to N15m which is contrary to the Salaries Act.

SERAP, however, urged the Senate president to suspend the alleged plans and put into consideration the needs of Nigerians.

The statement reads: “Dear Bukola Saraki, your alleged decision to increase monthly allowance per senator to N15m is contrary to the Salaries Act.

“Nigerians ask you to suspend the allowances until our suit on the matter is determined.

“There isn’t one law for lawmakers and one for the rest of the people.”

News Reporter

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