Reps member, Simon Karu says each lawmaker receives N9.3m monthly

Reps member, Simon Karu says each lawmaker receives N9.3m monthly

- The total sum of money each member of the House of Representatives receives monthly has been disclosed

- A lawmaker, Simon Karu told the audience at an occasion that each lawmaker receives 9.3 million in total as salary and running costs

- The figure given by Karu was, however, disputed by another lawmaker, Ossai Nicholas Ossai

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Simon Karu, a member of the House of Representatives has disclosed the total sum of money each member of the House receives monthly.

The lawmaker who represents Kaltungo/Shongom federal constituency of Gombe state said the official salary of a member of the House is N800,000.

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Karu further disclosed that each member also receives N8.5 million monthly for office running costs, making it a total of 9.3 million.

Daily Trust reported that he made the disclosure on Thursday, October 1, at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Centre in Abuja, when he spoke at a programme on accountability and transparency in governance.

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He said:

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. Those of you who know, know that I said exactly what it is."

However, another House of Representatives member, Ossai Nicholas Ossai told the crowd to disregard the figures mentioned by his colleague.

Ossai said he has never received such money since he was elected into the National Assembly.

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has withdrawn the water resources bill which the lower chamber passed two months ago.

The controversial bill on Tuesday, September 29, caused a row during the plenary of the House as members of the green chamber strongly opposed the procedure adopted in passing the bill.

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The shouting march between the lawmakers began when Benjamin Mzondu representing Benue state moved a motion under Matter of Privilege.

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