Professor Itse Sagay must be giving our lawmakers nightmare on their luxurious beds. He unveiled their pay package. Rather than rebut it with their own “factual” counterpunch, they asked Buhari to call him to order. They had wanted to browbeat the former law teacher and Senior Advocate of Nigeria by summoning him to the senate. The SAN was not fazed. He would and did not attend.
If the lawmakers don’t have anything to do, of course they don’t, they should at least keep quiet. How can they explain receiving N29million a month as salary. In hardship allowance of N1.2 million, when they already have furniture allowance, utilities allowance, cars, air-conditioners, etc.
They take about N1.2 million on newspapers a month. I am sure they read all the newspapers in the world from Bombay Times to New Orleans Picayune times everyday, hence they have no time to do proper law making.
Or maybe with wardrobe allowance of about N700,000, they have Taylor time and Gucci or Luis Vuitton shoe time. After getting new cars, they will spend about N1.8 million a month asking the mechanic why a mud stain lingered on the left tyre.
That is in spite of earning about N10 million a month to buy a car. Remember the House buys vehicles for them from a different budget. They can visit dealerships every month, and change cars every month. Well maybe, N10 million cannot buy their choice cars, so they wait for three months to buy the great SUV. In four years, if they want to buy the great SUV, they will buy 16 SUVs per term.
If Fela were alive, he would chant, “you be robber! You be thief!”