The lawmaker representing Kaduna Centra District, Shehu Sani has said he disclosed the earnings of lawmakers to encourage transparency and accountability in governance.
The lawmaker had revealed that Senators receive N13.5 million monthly as running cost, excluding a N700,000 monthly consolidated salary and allowance which they also receive.
Speaking to Channels TV, Sani stated that it was aimed at prompting the public to ask questions about the remuneration in other arms of Government.
“There should be no grey areas in public office and now that Nigerians know what the members of the National Assembly are earning, they should also ask what the running cost of our Ministers is, our Governors, the Head of Government Parastatals, Presidential Advisers, Aides and men around the President. What is the running cost of the President and the Vice President?
“It may be unpalatable and painful for the fact that I revealed our earnings or what we are being given every month but it has healed and has brought a closed chapter to the fact that people don’t know what we are actually earning.
“Now we know and now if you are doing some good to your people, they know very well that it’s not an act of charity, it is not also an act of philanthropy, that you are giving them what rightly belongs to them,” he said.