Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas has said that claim of lawmakers being stupendously rich is erroneous.
Abbas, who spoke through the minority leader of the House, Hon. Kingsley Chinda during an interactive session with parliamentary reporters organized by the adhoc committee of the House on Media and Public Affairs on Wednesday, July 12, pleaded with the media to help correct the impression.
The speaker said;
“You are aware that the parliament is the unsung arm of the government. A lot of the things that people are fed with, you are the cooks. We are partners in Nigeria’s project, that’s why you were invited. Having remembered you.
“This arm of government is not as rich as being projected. You have heard that members go home with N30 million every week. You will also hear that Nigerian parliamentarians earn much more than American parliamentarians. It is only you that can help the write this wrong. Whilst, we are not prepared to hoodwink the media, but our plea is to ask you to give out the correct information. Pls, make use of the adhoc committee. Relate with them and publish what is true. It will be better for us. We have no other country”.Share this story to friends