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Senate reportedly at War over Delayed Allowance



Senate reportedly at War over Delayed Allowance - BellaNaijaThe 8th Nigerian Senate is reportedly at war over unpaid allowances due to the Senators.

According to Sun, members of the senate have declared war on both the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his vice, Ike Ekweremadu, over the continuous delay in the payment of their allowances.

Some senators who reportedly spoke to Sun said they were paid just their “paltry” salaries before the August Sallah break, while their “juicy” allowances were withheld.

Despite the fact that money has been lodged into a new generation bank account since August 30, they are still yet to be paid their salaries.

The last minute postponement of the resumption of the plenary session was as a result of this, Sun reports, the leaders of the Senate meaning to placate the senators before they all meet.

3 lawmakers reportedly told Sun that they had planned on Tuesday to confront their leadership, before news of the postponement reached them.

A senator from the South-South region reportedly said the non-payment of allowances had become a repeated practice, and they were ready to challenge the Senate President.

He said some of the senators who acquired loans to fund their 2015 campaigns are on the verge of losing their properties for non-payment.

He added that over 70% of senators could not return to their constituencies during the break, as a result of the non-payment of their allowances.

Abdullahi Sabi, spokesman of the Senate,could not be reached for comments.

His aide, who responded, said he was currently indisposed.

Yusuf Olaniyonu, Media Adviser to the Senate President, however, said the delay is not the fault of Saraki, as the Ministry of Finance is in charge of payment.


  1. godwin

    September 15, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    The delay isn`t even up to a month and they are crying however some workers in Nigeria have not been paid for 6months. I need someone to please convince me that these guys are nor evil reincarnated.

    • Biker Chic

      September 15, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Look enh,, Nigerians should chase these thieves away. Whose fault is it if you chose to buy a Senate seat on credit?

  2. Cutieylicious

    September 15, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    This is the worst senate ever! Jst 2weeks delay n they r at war! Mayb they wud now understand the plight of their fellow civil servants (earning minimum) being owed for months

  3. ayo

    September 15, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    1. Nigerian MPS are probably the most well paid in the world and probably also the most illiterate, Do they deserve those unjustified allowances?? in a country were 100 Million people live in poverty ?? Should they not lead as examples in a country affected by a deep recession ??
    2. What has the NASS done in the past 2 years? What value have they brought to the Nigerians??

  4. Itohan Ogbebor

    September 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Useless lawmakers, they are here talking nonsense when soldiers are busy killing innocent souls

  5. zzzzzzzzzzz

    September 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    The nation is on fire and this is all they care about?

  6. Olivia

    September 15, 2017 at 2:39 pm


  7. tk

    September 15, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    loooooooooooooooooooool.. ministry of finance, may God bless your hustle as you delay a little longer

  8. Sam Ade

    September 15, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    That is to tell you the type of senators we elected, to help us, many workers have no salary for over eight months now, pensioners are dying of no payment for years and no one to help them.
    But senators have no allowance under one month they are lamenting, though I believe it is just a cover up to divert people’s attention, but it is at the same time very shameful..

  9. mela

    September 15, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    These guys were d same governors that were owning workers in their state. In my state Abia state we are still suffering from the evil of T.A ORJI.
    Am being owned 9months salary. ….(working with Abia poly oh. )

  10. Anonymous

    September 15, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    So it’s just because of allowances they’re fighting, innocent first class citizens like pensioners that have laboured all their lifetime are not fighting. But who posted dis kind of news sef? Thunder and lightning wey go fire dem still dey do press up, in fact na ogun go kill all of dem for that senate

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