Posted by News Express | 25 March 2013 | 4,263 times
A senator in impoverished Nigeria where most people live below the poverty line collects half a million naira as night allowance when he or she makes a local trip, it has been disclosed.
Central Bank Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi made the shocking revelation this afternoon on his Facebook page. He revealed that the same applies to members of lower parliament, the House of Representatives.
The amount is enough to pay the annual salary of more than two civil servants at the rate of N18,000 a month – which several states has refused to pay.
In the post made late this afternoon, Sanusi lamented how the lawmakers made trouble for him when he made a case for the downward review of their outrageous allowances. He also called on Nigerian youths to rise and take their destiny into their hands. Said the Central Bank Governor:
“As the Governor of the CBN, I am only entitled to N25,000 per night for my local trips and our Senators and House of Reps Members are entitled to N500,000 per night for their local trips, I asked for the cutting down of their salaries and they all went against my policy. My tenure expire in June 2014 and i want all Nigerians home and abroad to put all hands on deck to bring in someone that will surpass me and be able to take the financial matters of our great nation to the next step. Nigeria is not a country where one man can do it all, it is a collective effort and i use this medium to call on our youth from all works (O.P.C, NIGER-DELTA, THE BAKASSI BOYS, THE NORTHERN'S) To stand up and embrace the emancipation. Long live the Federal Republic Of Nigeria.”
•Photo: CBN Governor Sanusi . . . spilling the beans.
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