Senate asks President to Caution Sagay After He Revealed Members’ Earnings

Senate asks President to Caution Sagay After He Revealed Members’ Earnings

The Nigerian Senate took to its Twitter Handle on Thursday to call on the President to caution the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay, after he disclosed that each Nigerian senator collects N29 million as monthly salary and N3 billion per annum.

Sagay made this ‘disclosure’ yesterday, while speaking at the Nigerian Society of International Law (NSIL) Public Lecture in Lagos.

“From the information I have gathered, a Nigerian Senator earns about N29 million a month and over #3 billion a year,” he revealed.

The Nigerian senators did not find this funny, and in a series of tweets, they accused the academic of spreading what they termed beer parlour rumours, and then called on the Presidency to caution Sagay, alleging that he was creating needless tension among Nigerians.

See the tweet below:

The Senators also recalled that Sagay had once accused the Attorney General of the Federation of not doing enough to prosecute the war on corruption.

In addition, the Senate stressed that the details of its members’ salaries and allowances are open to anybody who wants to know.

See the rest of the tweets below:

 

This is not the first time Prof Saga differed with the Nigerian Senators. On May 16, 2017, we reported that he accused the National Assembly of undermining the anti-corruption crusade of President Buhari’s administration.

On the one hand, he had also accused the Judiciary of being hostile to the ongoing war against corruption.


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