Rep Simon Karu from Gombe Statehe, lawmaker representing the Kaltungo/Shongom federal constituency has revealed that Members of the House of Representatives allegedly receive N9.3 monthly, with N8.5m as running cost, and N800,000 as salary.
He made the disclosure speaking in a panel at an event to mark Nigeria’s 6oth Independence Anniversary.
“The official salary of a member, house of representatives, which I also receive monthly is N800,000. I told you I was going to say it; why don’t you wait for me to say it? The office running cost of a member of the house of representatives is N8.5 million,” Karu said.
“Those of you who know, know that I said exactly what it is. The problem is what the constituents demand, and when you don’t meet [up], they begin to call you names.
“Just before I walked to the stage I received three emails from my constituents demanding money and jobs. When you don’t, it becomes an issue.”