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Members of House of Reps want N7million Pay Rise

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Nigerian leaders and lawmakers have been rated as belonging to the category of the highest paid in the world. Their monthly or quarterly salaries and allowances have been the cause of debate more than a few times and they have been criticised for sharing the nation’s wealth among themselves.

For such reasons and more, the recent agitation for a N7m increase in the quarterly allowances of members of the House of Representatives has caused quite a storm.

The law makers made this demand yesterday, barely  24 hours after resuming from a two-month recess.

Punch reported that each member of the House currently enjoys  N27m per quarter  as allowances. Now, they want the sum jerked up to N35m.

The report further stated that the Speaker of the House, Aminu Tambuwal, had a  hectic time calming  frayed nerves at an executive session on Wednesday.

Some of the lawmakers, in seeking an  increased allowance, at the closed door session, reportedly raised questions of financial impropriety against the leadership of the House.

They questioned how the  “N5m” budgeted for each member’s medical expenses and insurance was utilised by the House.

Tambuwal was said to have used the session, which lasted for over two hours, to explain to his  aggrieved colleagues that the leadership was transparent in the running of House accounts.

Currently, there are 360 members in the House of Representatives.

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at www.deolascope.blogspot.com

24 Comments

  1. Say the truth

    September 20, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Oleeeeeeeeeeeee!

  2. rew

    September 20, 2012 at 6:21 am

    i dont even have the strength to abuse these fools

  3. babe

    September 20, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Thieves,nigerian politicians r too greedy

  4. faith

    September 20, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Na wa o…these our leaders r so greedy o….aftertheir receS of two whole months n spending all our money to travel round d world, they want more…God will purnish every1 of theM…wicked leaders!

  5. Oyin

    September 20, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Raise for doing absolutely nothing. God is watching each of these thieves and your reward is coming one day.

  6. Concerned

    September 20, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Can anyone please tell me what these so called lawmakers do? Can someone please say how these fools have impacted the lives of everyday Nigerians? I thought the reason for electing these morons was for them to serve Nigerians. When will Nigerians wake up and do something about these greedy bastards that continue to be insensitive to the plight of the masses that wallow in penury. Is this not worse than what has been causing springs in other parts of the world???

    • karen

      September 20, 2012 at 8:39 am

      May God have mercy on u guys,thieves theives,d blood of d inncoent lives of d masses dieing n suffering been on d head of ur children n children to come.

  7. Catalyst

    September 20, 2012 at 7:56 am

    No wonder Nigerian politicians are doing everything @ all costs to be elected or appointed into any political seat.
    The rich are getting richer whereas the poor are poorer.
    God help US!

  8. pynk

    September 20, 2012 at 7:57 am

    wow. these nincompoops are just a disgrace

  9. ene

    September 20, 2012 at 8:02 am

    they cant do anything cos they r just too dumb,yet they want nigerians to pay for their dumbness.God help us in dis country.they claimed the country is broke dat was y subsidy was removed now dat they want increase,they should bring back subsidy now.fooooooooooooooooooooools

  10. Miss Mo

    September 20, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Greedy Bastards!!!

  11. Changing Faces

    September 20, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Something’s gotta give…this madness is getting out of hands!

  12. Florence

    September 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I am speechless and trust me it rarely happens

  13. tee

    September 20, 2012 at 9:21 am

    BARAWOOOOOOOOOOOO BANZAAAAAAAAAA

  14. Hope 2015

    September 20, 2012 at 9:28 am

    2015 campaign for political revolution, chase all unimpactful, corrupt, greed nd myopic politicians frm office.

  15. BIMBY

    September 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

    All of dem dey craze! Mtscheeeeeew!!!

  16. Ginika

    September 20, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I feel like saying thunder fire their yansh, sigh but I wont- lol!

    I dont even want to hear the reasons as to why they deserve the raise.

  17. naijasportsgists

    September 20, 2012 at 10:13 am

    For what na? Daylight robbery on Nigerians.
    http://naijasportsgists.wordpress.com/

  18. idak

    September 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    The barbarians that were at the gate are now in the city center and there brazenness is no more a thing of surprise. This comedy show called Nigeria is a fit for the Comedy central channel.

  19. isoken

    September 20, 2012 at 10:46 am

    The irony of life. After seeing the level of poverty under a broad spotlight on Rick Ross’s new music video shot in the slums of lagos, I can’t just wrap my head around this level of greed. Its just not RIGHT.

  20. yummymummy

    September 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Greedy idiots! increase minimum wage of the citizens to N18,000! No! na so so N7million increase…are they for real?! i wash my hands off Nigeria case.

  21. praisy

    September 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    ARM ROBBERS SEGE!!!!! EWU People.

  22. taiwo

    September 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    greedness go kill this people in jesus name, what are they even doing except to sit there and chop people money. rt nw am just done with naija and their stupid politicains.

  23. eric ugbolodi

    September 28, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    House of rep members u guys are to greedy oh……………

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