Saraki To Meet SERAP, Others Over N29m Monthly Pay

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Senate President Bukola Saraki would meet with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) over the controversial earnings of lawmakers in Nigeria.

Saraki’s media aide, Bamikole Omishore, made this known in a statement.

According to him, the meeting would give more details on senators’ earnings.

The proposed parley is coming after Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, accused Senators of collecting N29 million monthly.

The accusation prompted the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to write to Saraki, urging him to explain to Nigerians, ”if it is true that a senator gets N29 million in monthly pay, and over N3 billion a year”.

”(The) Senate President has agreed to a roundtable with SERAP and other CSOs, to enlighten them and answer genuine questions, regarding the matter.

”I will make contact with SERAP and other CSOs for a date convenient for all parties in the next few days,” Omishore said.

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