Federal legislators will have to wait still November to get their salaries. This situation is necessitated by the bureaucracy involved in the process.
According to the LEADERSHIP NEWS, federal legislators of Nigeria’s National Assembly will have to wait till November this year before they get their salaries.
It is alleged that the federal government has not released the funds. However, this is not caused by the non-availability of funds. Rather, it is because of the paper works that need to be undertaken before the funds are released. This pertains the bureaucracy involved in the process.
The source reviewed to LEADERSHIP NEWS that:
“Whoever told you that there is no money does not know what is actually happening. Yes, everybody – even lawmakers’ aides – have to wait till sometime in September or November for their salaries and this is largely due to the cumbersome process of documentation by lawmakers and their aides.
“You can’t expect money without proper documentation and, given the nature of the process, it is expected that by September or November it will be concluded and money can be properly accessed.”
The allocation to the legislators was cut from N150 billion to N120 billion. This is in line with cutting the cost of governance. A number of documentation need to be done to effect the change.The Legislators are yet to make any public reaction or statement to this regard.