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Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by theenchanter: 7:47pm On Nov 20
Nigeria’s Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, has asked Nigerians to demand for accountability and the output of the lawmakers and the legislature in general instead of questioning the “jumbo pay” received by lawmakers.

He made this call on Friday while speaking at a retreat for top management staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission in Abuja.

The lawmaker said the funding that the National Assembly receives is inadequate and as a result, ”many lawmakers struggle to do things by themselves.”

“Can we debate the functions of the National Assembly rather than talk about the jumbo pay? Where is the jumbo pay? We should be looking for value for money.

“So when we always debate on “jumbo pay” instead of what should be the functions and hold us responsible for what we are able to do or what we are not able to do; ask for what you think we should be doing rather than saying close the Senate or close the National Assembly. Do you understand the implication of this?” he said.


Mr Lawan complained that the National Assembly gets less than one per cent of the nation’s budget and that the call for their pay cut is ‘misplaced’.

“…in a budget of over N13 trillion, the National Assembly will have a budget of N125 to N128 billion. What percentage is that? It’s less than 1 per cent. So where is the remaining 99 per cent?

A former Kaduna senator, Shehu Sani, had in 2018, revealed that each senator earns ₦13.5 million as monthly ‘running cost’. This is in addition to a monthly consolidated salary of ₦700,000.

He said it will be better for Nigerians to replace the current set of lawmakers with new and better representatives ”instead of calling for the scrapping of the National Assembly and other debates over alleged jumbo salaries and allowances”.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/427139-ignore-our-jumbo-pay-focus-on-our-work-lawan-tells-nigerians.html

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by theenchanter: 7:49pm On Nov 20
These people are jokers, they obviously don't have Nigerians at heart. Receiving jumbo pays amidst poverty stricken populace and asking us to ignore it is the height of insensibility.

Which functions are they performing apart from the usual cacophony of nonsense and ye & nay? If they're also receiving minimum wage, how many of them will vie for that seat?

Bunch of jokers.
“…in a budget of over N13 trillion, the National Assembly will have a budget of N125 to N128 billion. What percentage is that? It’s less than 1 per cent. So where is the remaining 99 per cent?
For how many people? Less than 500 people.

Jokers, we're coming for u

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by donbachi(m): 7:50pm On Nov 20
Working like ants and be eating like elephants.

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by darthv: 7:54pm On Nov 20
Amaechi Clearly stated:this country no fit better.

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by HopeUzodinma: 7:55pm On Nov 20
Jesus. He said that? Nawa o.

Most people need to be stoned to death in this country..

Very soon y'all would start running away cos we won't give you fools peace...
Very very soon.

As una say una no want make this country better, we go join una scatter am.

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by NaijaRoyalty(m): 7:55pm On Nov 20
Werey

Which useless work grin

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by OOzz: 7:59pm On Nov 20
Thunder fire you there. Useless Rubber stamp senator with zero brain matter just like Bulhary

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by theenchanter: 8:00pm On Nov 20
HopeUzodinma:
Jesus. He said that? Nawa o.

Most people need to be stoned to death in this country..
he's using a reverse psychology, they're all scared to their bone marrow. They know we'll come for them no matter what.

Jokers.

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by SocialJustice: 8:05pm On Nov 20
I'm sure it's up to N20m now. Cool money. That's aside the money to be made from oversight functions and corner marking.

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by techmo(m): 8:12pm On Nov 20
cool




NDLEA needs to intensify efforts in tackling drug addiction in Abuja.... This Abuja politicians are always high

This is why I don't blame people who vandalised the senators home during end SARS protest

Anyways PVC registration would soon begin according to INEC, go and get a voter's card and prepare to vote... Only an Idiot wail and complains online without seeking political solution




.

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by Soarr(m): 8:14pm On Nov 20
grin
See, naija Mata don tire me

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by Zooposki: 8:43pm On Nov 20
Calling dibs on Lawan.

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by adekolaelect(m): 8:52pm On Nov 20
Nigerians should focus on what you do which is how to award NDDC and other agencies contract to yourselves? OK continue it is not your fault but the product of society we are !!! But when your time reach it will more than the previous ones .95℅ of Nigerians are not happy with you all .

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by sapientia(m): 9:11pm On Nov 20
how is asslicking Buhari a work?

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by omenka(m): 9:14pm On Nov 20
How can one focus on something that is nonexistent?

Anytime I think about what millions of Nigerians
are going through, the scorching poverty and misery one sees in the streets and some neighborhoods, one cannot but hate these men in power honestly.

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by Wiseandtrue(f): 9:15pm On Nov 20
Pay an average Nigerian that jumbo pay and see if we will shook mouth for una business

Thieves

If the people are genuinely allowed to choose their leaders, Lawan, you will be the first to go

Rubber stamped senate president oshi undecided

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by singwa: 9:30pm On Nov 20
Are you doing any work there?
If they close down the National Assembly, the masses in the streets won't feel it.

This country na wa

Turn on your device location services to see the distance between you and the vendors around you.

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by MASTAkiLLAh(m): 9:36pm On Nov 20
Nairaland resident APC zombies are quiet though I have a vivid idea of their reactions if Bukola Saraki had uttered this nonsense cool

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by ghettochild(m): 11:23pm On Nov 20
Useless bastards

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by ProT: 11:24pm On Nov 20
MadGoat!

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by Indispensable85: 11:38pm On Nov 20
Mugu man!

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by Racoon(m): 12:15am On Nov 21
This is an insult to the sensibility of Nigerians suffering the brunt of their huge financial burden because of their docility.The rubberstamp senate president just keep on justifying his idiocy and stupidity.

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by BigSarah(f): 5:07am On Nov 21
In simple terms, Mind your own business Nigerians.

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by theenchanter: 5:53am On Nov 21
BigSarah:
In simple terms, Mind your own business Nigerians.
they're part of our business, and we're about to mind it.

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by Okorie72: 7:07am On Nov 21
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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by Coldie(m): 7:07am On Nov 21
But government is not ignoring our small pay, if government was ignoring our small pay certain businesses whose profits are below a certain amount or certain jobs whose pay are below a certain amount are supposed to be exempted from paying tax by both state and federal government

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by frankmoney(m): 7:07am On Nov 21
Thunder fire you there

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by Burgerlomo: 7:07am On Nov 21
Naija don enter one chance cool

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by SAMBARRY: 7:07am On Nov 21
Smh

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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by EVILFOREST: 7:07am On Nov 21
Good One.
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Re: Ahmad Lawan: Ignore Senators' Jumbo Pay, Focus On Our Work by ObaKlaz: 7:08am On Nov 21
You greedy bastards, we can't see your so-called 'works'!

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