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Legislators to get N8.64bn as wardrobe allowance next week

Nigeria's Senate Chamber

Nigeria’s newly sworn in legislators will receive a whopping N8.64 billion as wardrobe allowance next week, report


s say.
Each
one of the country’s 109 Senators will get N21.5 million while the 360
members of the House of Representatives will get N17.5 million each,
according to ThisDay.
This
amount is separate from other allowances, furniture, housing and
transportation, which the lawmakers are expected to receive.
107
Senators will also receive N4,052,800 each as housing allowance while
the Senate President and his Deputy will be provided with official
accommodation.
Newly sworn-in Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce earlier
called for government officials to reduce their expenditure in order to
ensure that the funds are used for the development of the country.

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