After their inauguration in June to the 9th National Assembly, Four Hundred Sixty- Nine lawmakers elected at the February 23rd polls will receive a welcome package of N4.68bn to sort their accommodation and furniture.
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Punch Newspaper: 9th National Assembly: 469 members to receive N4.68bn welcome package
The newly elected Four hundred and Sixty-nine lawmakers during the February 23 National Assembly elections will receive a welcome package of N.68bn after their inauguration in June. This package is for accommodation and furniture.
According to the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, accommodation and furniture allowances are two of the irregular entitlements of lawmakers and other political office holders. While accommodation is paid once every year, furniture allowance is paid once in four years.
Each member of the House of Representatives on resumption, therefore, is entitled to N9.926, 062.5, according to the prescription of the RMAFC in its Remuneration Package for Political, Public and Judicial Office Holders 2007 to Date.
This is the summation of furniture allowance of N5,955,637.5 and accommodation allowance of N3, 970,425 which a House of Representatives member is entitled to. Therefore, the 360 lawmakers that will make up the House of Representatives to be inaugurated in June will be entitled to accommodation and furniture allowances of N3.57bn.
On the other hand, each senator is entitled to a combined furniture and accommodation allowance of N10,132,000 on assumption of office. While the accommodation allowance of a senator is N4,052,800, the furniture allowance is N6,079,200. The 109 senators that will make up the 9th National Assembly will receive a total of N1.1bn when the red chamber opens in June altogether.
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