Saraki Shuts Down SERAP’s Bloody Lies, Sets The Record Straight Once And For All

Saraki Shuts Down SERAP’s Bloody Lies, Sets The Record Straight Once And For All

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has dismissed the report making rounds, that he is planning to increase the allowances of Nigerian Senators to N15 million, monthly.

Saraki dismissed the report, on Tuesday night, through his Special Assistant on New Media, Olu Onemola.

He tweeted: “Dear @SERAPNigeria, there is no such “alleged decision” to increase the allowances of Senators.

An organisation like yours needs to be more careful, especially when pushing out information meant for public consumption. Thank you.”

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He continued: “To avoid any doubt: there is no plan to amend the allowances of Senators. The tweet by @SERAPNigeria is baseless and untrue. The public should disregard this ENTIRELY.”

Recall, that the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, had earlier raised an alarm over alleged plans by Bukola Saraki to increase the salaries of Nigerian Senators.

SERAP in a terse statement on Tuesday, on its verified Twitter page, disclosed that Saraki plans to increase monthly allowance per Senator to N15 million, which is contrary to the Salaries Act.SERAP, however, urged the Senate President to suspend the alleged plans, and put into consideration the needs of Nigerians.

The statement had read: “Dear Bukola Saraki, your alleged decision to increase monthly allowance per Senator to N15 million, is contrary to the Salaries Act.

“Nigerians ask you to suspend the allowances, until our suit on the matter is determined.

“There is not one law for Lawmakers, and one for the rest of the people.”

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  1. Ekene November 7, 2018