468 New Lawmakers Get N19.89bn Including N4.68bn As Welcome Package

468 new lawmakers

468 New Lawmakers Get N19.89bn Including N4.68bn As Welcome Package

According to a report by Punch Newspaper, all 468 newly sworn in lawmakers will get N19.89 billion to be paid as overhead allowances in the first three months.

The Newspaper earlier reported that the entire lawmakers would get N4.68bn as welcome package to sort out accommodation and furniture issues.

According to the report, each senator will receive N40.5m for three months as overhead allowance, with each member of the House of Representatives receiving N30m for the same purpose.

This means that 109 senators will get N4.41bn as overhead allowance for the first three months while the 360 Reps will get N10.8bn in their first three months.

Added to the N4.68bn for accommodation and furniture, the legislators will get N19.89bn within their first three months in the red and green chambers.

Sequel to this report, some Non-Governmental Organisations led by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project had been strident in opposing the N4.68bn welcome package.

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