N9 Billion NASS Allowances: CACOL Kicks

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debo adeniranThe Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has kicked against N9 billion proposed as allowances for Nigeria’s 8th National Assembly, urging well-meaning Nigerians to condemn it.

The parliament was recently inaugurated at both the upper and lower chambers of the federal legislative houses.

Investigations have revealed that the jumbo pay, will cover the lawmakers accommodation, furniture and vehicle allowances.

Reacting to the news on behalf of the Coalition, its Executive Chairman, Mr. Debo Adeniran, described the development in a statement as “very appalling and unfortunate”

According to him, “the present administration is starting on a note like this despite the promise of change before they got to power.

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“It is preposterous that the National Assembly of a country that has a preponderance of its citizens living below poverty line could set aside a whooping N9bn as wardrobe allowance.

“Earmarking such an humongous amount for such frivolous purpose is the highest height of insensitivity on the part of the lawmakers to the plight of the country as a whole.”

The disenchanted anti-graft activist observed: “This is a government Nigerians are expecting to cut salaries and emoluments of its officers.

“This makes one to wonder if this new administration is sincerely ready to live up to its promise of a better Nigeria for all and sundry.

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“In essence, the action of the lawmakers is not only reprehensible, but retrogressive and must be condemned by every well-meaning Nigerians.”, he insisted.

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