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After pocketing N32bn: 161 Nigerian House of Representatives yet to sponsor bill

At least 161 members of the House of Representatives are yet to sponsor a bill more than two years after assuming office, Daily Trust findings have shown.

Of the 360 members in the House, only 199 have sponsored at least a bill since their inauguration on June 9, 2015.

They have spent 26 months out of their 4-year tenure, with only 22 months left.

Within the period, the 161 lawmakers pocketed at least N32 billion in allowances and salaries, investigation by Daily trust newspaper has revealed.

Each lawmaker gets N7.6 million as running/overhead cost and additional N660, 000 as salary monthly, which amounts to N8.26m monthly.

In the 26 months they spent so far, each lawmaker has pocketed about N214.7m each, totalling N34.576bn.

 

– Daily Trust

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