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Saraki Reacts To SERAP’s Allegation That Nigerian Lawmakers Plan To Increase Their Salaries

The official Twitter page of Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), posted an allegation that Nigerian lawmakers are preparing to get increased salaries, adding that the alleged plan to increase the salaries of lawmakers was against the laws of the country.

 

SERAP wrote: “Dear Bukola Saraki, your alleged decision to increase monthly allowance per senator to N15 million is contrary to the salaries act. Nigerians ask you to suspend the allowances until our suit on the matter is determined. There isn’t one law for lawmakers and one for the rest of the people.”

 

 

In a swift reaction to the allegation by SERAP, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, through his special assistant on media, Olu Onemola, said: “Dear SERAP, there is no such ‘alleged decision’ to increase the allowances of Senators. An organisation like yours needs to be more careful, especially when pushing out information meant for public consumption. Thank you.”

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