Reps Protest for N7 Million Increase in Allowance
The members of the house of representative launched an agitation for a N7m increase in their quarterly allowances, barely 24 hours after resuming from a two-month recess.
Each member of the House currently enjoys N27m per quarter as allowances but the lawmakers want the sum jerked up to N35m.
Speaker of the House, Aminu Tambuwal, reportedly had a hectic time calming frayed nerves at an executive session on Wednesday.
Some of the lawmakers, in seeking an increased allowance, at the closed door session, reportedly raised questions of financial impropriety against the leadership of the House.
They reportedly questioned how the “N5m” budgeted for each member’s medical expenses and insurance was utilised by the House.