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Ogun: Nigerian Lawmaker’s Monthly Salaries, Allowances Revealed

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Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo has disclosed how much each members of the state house receive at month end as salary and allowances.

The lawmaker who revealed that monthly take home in the House of Assembly for each member is based on ranking, said his take home is N680,000.

Oluomo, however, explained that his take home was as a result of him being a third timer in the State Assembly, adding that he also receives running costs for his office. The Speaker declared that while first timers earn about N500,000 monthly, second timers enjoy a monthly take-home of about N580,000.

Naija News understands that Oluomo revealed this while speaking on a radio station in Abeokuta on Sunday.

The lawmaker explained further that his allowances are spelt out by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission law, adding that he does not take above that.

He said: “As a member of the House of Assembly, my salary as a third timer is N680,000; both my salary and allowances, that’s the amount. But the running cost is the money they will give me to buy fuel for the official cars and make allowances available for the convoy, to run the House as a whole, to buy diesel, buy everything, do public hearing, invite people and do other things. That is the running cost, and that is not for me as the Speaker. The Clerk is the Accounting Officer of the House.

“My allowance is spelt out by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission law. That is where I derive my allowance and I don’t pick Kobo above that.”

“The same thing happens to my members. Some members that are new members earn about N500,000 every month. Second timers earn about N580,000. You know there is ranking. Mine is like that because I am a third timer,” Oluomo stated.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of making statements that show him as a dictator instead of a democratic leader, Naija News reports.

The major opposition party further alleged that the President’s statements are arrogant and capable of inciting war in Nigeria.

 

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