This was while addressing members of the Senators’ Forum at the National Assembly on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Nigerian Senate President, Lawan said he earns only N750,000 salary as a Senator.
“The 9th National Assembly is going to be open so Nigerians will know what we are doing,” Lawan said. “I never believe there is anything called jumbo pay to the National Assembly. The National Assembly members receive what is their salary. I receive N750,000 as my salary.
“My office needs to be properly funded and therefore I cannot conduct my oversight without some backing. Nigerians need to understand this. We need to continue relating with Nigerians because they deserve to be explained to.”
The Senate President was, however, silent on the amount received by lawmakers as their running cost.
Recall that former Kaduna State lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, had said that lawmakers in the upper legislative chamber receive N13.5 million for running cost.