Itse Sagay, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, has said leaders of the National Assembly make more than ₦13 million revealed by Senator Shehu Sani, Punch reports.
The Nigerian Senate had earlier confirmed its members receive ₦13 million monthly, apart from their ₦700,000 monthly salary, as revealed by Sani.
Sagay has in an interview said the leaders of the two houses, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy President Ike Ekweremadu, Speaker of House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, and Deputy Speaker Yusuf Sulaiman Lasun, make much more.
Sagay says he’s working on revealing how much it is the National Assembly leaders make, and when he does, “it will blow up the country.” He said:
There are many things the press doesn’t know yet. If you come to know the allowances that the leadership of the two houses are getting… My God! It will blow up the country. What is the Senate President getting? It is not the ordinary ₦13 million.
What does he get as Senate President? What is the leader of the House getting, what is the deputy leader of the House getting? What is the Deputy Senate President getting? What are the minority leaders getting in both houses? Go and find out. It is an explosive stuff, I tell you. Eventually, I will come out with the figures. I am working on them now. When I am ready, I will come out with them.