- Senator Ali Ndume has said members of the National Assembly and other highly placed public officers were earning luxury wages
- Ndume noted that presidential democracy practiced in Nigeria is too high and no longer realistic
- The lawmaker said workers in the country were being paid living wages while government officials earn luxury wages
A member of the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, has said federal lawmakers and other highly placed public officers were earning luxury wages to the detriment of Nigerian masses.
The lawmaker made the statement on Sunday, June 21, when he stated that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi, had vindicated his position on the high cost of running a presidential democracy, which he insisted was no longer realistic, Vanguard reported.
Ndume said Osinbajo and Sanusi during a webinar pointed out that the cost of governance in Nigeria is too high.
The lawmaker stated that only a few people in the country benefit from the country’s wealth. He said the majority of the resources in the country is spent on a few minorities while a few resources are spent on the majority of the population
According to the senator, workers in the country were being paid living wages while government officials earn luxury wages.
He said the majority of Nigerians were living in abject poverty, adding that the N30, 000 minimum wage is too small for workers to survive on.
In another news, Nigeria’s Senate president, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has said any security chief who fails to live up to expectation should be relieved of his duties if he refuses to go.
The Senate leader made the statement on Sunday, June 21, shortly after he attended a security meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Daily Trust reported.
He told reporters that the country is facing and serious security challenges and that effort is needed to improve the security situation in the country.
Meanwhile, the coalition of Northern Groups for Good Governance (CNGG) on Sunday, June 21, warned politicians behind the recent killings and sponsored protests across the country to seize from their mission to destabilize Nigeria.
The group made up of about 35 civil society organisations across the north said the youths are getting impatient with induced insecurities and partisan protests by those responsible for the carnage in the land.
According to the group, their mission is to claim power from the backdoor, as typified by their constant sermons for the sack of serving service chiefs.
The northern youths revealed that the paid individuals have now resorted into discrediting the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and to hide the successes of the service chiefs.
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