The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has dismissed the report, that he is planning to increase the allowances of Nigerian Senators to N15 million, monthly.
Saraki dismissed the report being made public by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, who raised an alarm over alleged plans by Bukola Saraki to increase the salaries of Nigerian Senators.
Saraki’s Special Assistant on New Media, Olu Onemola, reacted to the news as he cleared the air, he tweeted: “Dear @SERAPNigeria, there is no such “alleged decision” to increase the allowances of Senators.
An organisation like yours needs to be more careful, especially when pushing out information meant for public consumption. Thank you.”
He continued: “To avoid any doubt: there is no plan to amend the allowances of Senators. The tweet by @SERAPNigeria is baseless and untrue. The public should disregard this ENTIRELY.”
SERAP in a terse statement on Tuesday, on its verified Twitter page, had said: “Dear Bukola Saraki, your alleged decision to increase monthly allowance per Senator to N15 million, is contrary to the Salaries Act.
“Nigerians ask you to suspend the allowances, until our suit on the matter is determined.
“There is not one law for Lawmakers, and one for the rest of the people.”