Why I exposed the amount senators received - Shehu Sani

Why I exposed the amount senators received - Shehu Sani

- Following his revelation about the salary he and his colleagues receive monthly, Senator Shehu Sani said he did it for moral reason

- The Kaduna lawmaker said the legislative arm of government was not transparent

- According to him, if the expenses payment system is scrapped, the parliament would only be attractive to people who contribute ideas

Senator Shehi Sani has spoken about his revelation concerning the amount senators receive saying it was a moral issue.

The senator had caused a stir when he revealed that each senator receives N13.5 million monthly cost. In an interview with BBC, Shehu Sani said: “I decided to burst it open. It was a moral issue."

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He advocated for the sum to be scrapped so that the legislative arm of government will be attractive only to people who have ideas to share.

Sani said: “The National Assembly is one of the most non-transparent organs of government. It pricked my conscience and I decided to burst the bubble and open the National Assembly to public scrutiny.

“If the expenses payment system was ended then parliament would only be attractive to people who contribute ideas."

Meanwhile, a senator representing Bayelsa east constituency, Ben Murray-Bruce, on Monday, March 12, said that he was resisted by his colleagues when he advocated for lower wages and allowances for public officials and a higher minimum wage for the Nigerian worker.

Ben Bruce in a tweet said he was shut down when he demanded for a higher minimum wages for Nigerian workers, adding that if the legislators are paid higher than European legislators then the workers' salary must be higher than that of European workers.

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