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Wardrobe allowance of Senators to be cut down drastically





The President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday revealed plans by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal commission to cut salaries and allowances of federal lawmakers.

Saraki, who stated this on his Twitter handle after meeting with the RMAFC boss, said the annual wardrobe allowance for each senator is N506,600 per annual.

He said that fixing the allowances of the lawmakers is the sole responsibility of RMFAC.

He said the Commission will publish details of lawmakers allowance on its website.

Saraki said: “RMAFC was in my office to clarif y wardrobe allowance is N506,600 per senator.

“‎I have just been informed that RMFAC will be publishing details of allowance on their website.

“With the current challenge we are facing as a nation, RMFAC will be reviewing allowance to reflect the current economic trend.

“Fixing renumeration is sole responsibility of RMFAC.”

It could be recalled that on Tuesday there were media reports that a member of House Representatives will collect N17.5 million each, while a senator will receive about N21.5 million as wardrobe allowance.

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