• July 28, 2021

“Slashing Lawmakers’ Pay Will have No Economic Consequence” – Senator Ndume


By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Senator Ali Ndume has carpeted calls by Nigerians for the cutting of National Assembly members’ , as such a move would be of no economic consequence. 

Speaking on Channels Teevision’s hard Copy on Friday, Ndume said,“It has no effect on the economy,” when asked about the impact of the legislators’ pay on the country’s economy.

According to the lawmaker who represents Borno South in the Senate, members of the National Assembly only got N128 billion allocation in the 2021 budget of N13 trillion, which according to him was economically inconsequential, adding that  no legislature has ever garnered wealth because he was at the National Assembly. Proceeding, Ndume pointed out that since venturing into politics in 2003, his lifestyle has not changed, adding that the problem with the country is the cost of governance across all arms of government


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