SERAP
Senate President Bukola Saraki

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has revealed alleged plans by Senate President Bukola Saraki to increase salaries of Nigerian senators.

In a statement on Tuesday on its Twitter handle, Serap stated that Saraki plans to increase monthly allowance per senator to N15m which is contrary to the Salaries Act.

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The group, however, urged the Senate president to suspend the alleged plans and put into consideration the needs of Nigerians.

The statement reads: “Dear Bukola Saraki, your alleged decision to increase monthly allowance per senator to N15m is contrary to the Salaries Act.

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

“There isn’t one law for lawmakers and one for the rest of the people.”