REVEALED: Nigerian House Of Reps Members Receive N9.3m Monthly

Karu, who represents Kaltungo/Shongom Federal Constituency in Gombe State, said the money includes their monthly salary and office running costs.
Nigerian House of Representatives

Simon Karu, a member of the House of Representatives, has disclosed that every member of the House receives N9.3 m every month.

Karu, who represents the Federal Constituency of Kaltungo/Shongom in Gombe State, said the money covers their monthly salaries and operating expenses for the office.

He made the announcement while presenting at a panel at an event to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Nigeria's independence.

The lawmaker, however, said that most of the funds were spent on strong demands from constituents.

He said,

“The official salary of a member, House of Representatives which I also receive monthly is N800, 000. The office running cost of a member of the House of Representatives is N8.5m.

“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 they begin to call you names. Just before I walked to the stage, I received three emails from my constituents demanding for money and demanding for jobs, when you don’t it becomes an issue.”

Nonetheless, Ossai Nicholas Ossai, Chairman of the House Committee on Treaties, Agreements and Protocols, opposed Karu's assertion.

He requested the audience to ignore the details supplied by the Gombe lawmaker.

Ossai, who is one of the oldest members of the Chamber, said,
“I have never received such salary since I came to the National Assembly and I have been in the National Assembly before him.”

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