The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has disclosed that Senators take home N15 million monthly.
Naija News recalls that Senate President Ahmed Lawan had claimed Senators take home N750,000 monthly.
Speaking with The Punch on Wednesday, Sagay called on the nation’s number three man to stop misleading Nigerians.
He accused the Senate President of only seeking half truth because everyone knows that the bulk of the money earned by senators is embedded in their allowances.
Sagay said, “He (Lawan) knows that nobody will take him seriously. I respect and like him but what he has done is to give half-truth. He is telling us the actual salary without mentioning anything about the allowances.
“That’s where the jumbo pay comes in when you talk of building, furniture, domestic this or that, 15 items and those items alone bring everything up to N13.5m a month. So, simply mentioning the base salary, which brings it over N14m, is not sufficient.
“So, technically, he’s right, that’s their salary. But what is his income, take-home pay, at the end of the month? It’s about N15m and we are not including so many other things we need not talk about now.”
Sagay also disclosed that the leadership of the National Assembly earn more than ordinary members.