Senate clarifies senators’ N13.5m monthly running allowances


The Senate has confirmed that each of its members is collecting N13.5 million running allowance every month.

Senator Shehu Sani, who leaked the allowance last week, said the monthly’s N13.5 million allowance, is apart from the N750,000 monthly salary approved by the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission.

Confirming this, Senate spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi, explained that the information is not new as it is contained in the expenditure heads of the budget of the National Assembly, already made public.

The allowance, according to him, is to cater for bills, including travelling, and medical consultancy captured in the National Assembly’s budget.

Abdullahi, who explained that the senators are not comfortable with Senator Sani over the allowance, however, said that all political office holders are also collecting running costs.

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