N13.5million running cost: Senate reacts to Senator Shehu Sani’s claim

N13.5million running cost: Senate reacts to Senator Shehu Sani's claim

The Nigerian senate has confirmed the claim made by the Senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani.

Recall that the Senator had last week revealed that each serving senator collects no less than N13.5 million as running cost monthly in addition to the basic salary pegged at N750,000 monthly.

Confirming the claim made by the serving senator, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, while reacting to the claim on Sunday noted that there was nothing new about the disclosure.

The Senate’s spokesman while justifying the running cost paid to Senators revealed that the office of a Senator comes with various line items and expenditure.

He noted that such expenses as traveling, medicals, consultancy and others were captured in the running cost paid to senators monthly adding that the said sum cannot be classified as part of their Salaries.

Abdullahi however noted that the widespread insinuation that Shehu Sani is in danger following the revelation is untrue.