Two members of the House of Representatives — Simon Karu and Ossai Nicholas Ossai — have disagreed on the monthly emoluments of House members. Karu said each member goes home with N9.3 million, but Ossai disagreed.
According to Karu, the N9.3 million includes the monthly salary and office running costs. Karu, who spoke on Thursday in Abuja at an event to mark Nigeria’s 60th anniversary, tagged: “Fixing Nigeria at 60 – Sustainable and Efficient Democracy: Issues on Accountability and Transparency in Governance”, said: “The official salary of a member of the House of Representatives, which I also receive monthly, is N800,000.”
But Ossai, who chairs the House Committee in Treaties, Agreements and Protocols, told the audience to disregard the information.
Ossai, who is one of the oldest members of the House, said: “I have never received such salary since I came to the National Assembly and I have been in the National Assembly before him.”