Saturday 21 November 2020

Ignore Our ‘Jumbo Pay’, Focus On Our Work – Senate President, Ahmad Lawan Tells Nigerians


Senate president Ahmad Lawan has urged Nigerians to demand for accountability and the output of the lawmakers and the legislature in general instead of questioning the “jumbo pay” received by lawmakers.

He made this call on Friday, November 20, while speaking at a retreat for top management staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission in Abuja.

“I’m not advocating for more than necessary but what we have today is inadequate and you find members of the National Assembly struggling to do almost everything by themselves. That does not get the best out of us.

Can we debate the functions of the National Assembly rather than talk about the jumbo pay? Where is the jumbo pay? We should be looking for value for money.

So when we always debate on “jumbo pay” instead of what should be the functions and hold us responsible for what we are able to do or what we are not able to do; ask for what you think we should be doing rather than saying close the Senate or close the National Assembly. Do you understand the implication of this?” 
he said.

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