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INVASION OF N’ASSEMBLY IMMINENT OVER HIDDEN EMOLUMENTS

Nigerians in a protest over fuel subsidy, to march on National Assembly
Nigerians in a protest over fuel subsidy, to march on National Assembly
Civil societies under auspices of the United Action for Democracy (UAD) have fixed Thursday this week to invade the National Assembly to coerce them to disclose total emoluments earned by each lawmaker in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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A statement signed by Mr. Yemi Adamolokun for Enough is Enough organisers, said that the demands includes immediate comprehensive breakdown of their budgetary allocation of N150 billion for the year 2013 since the lawmakers have been very vocal that the money is not only for their total emoluments but for the entire structure of the assembly even when Economist has rated Nigerian lawmakers as the second highest paid in the world.

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The group will also use the occasion to demand how the N1 trillion it has received since the year 2005 was spent and whether Nigerians have received value for the money disbursed to the assembly.

The group will also demand functional emails and addresses of their constituency offices and names of at least two contact persons attached to the list in addition to voting records on all constitutional amendments till date.

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Besides the civil societies will also be asking that the assembly furnish it with register of attendance of plenary sessions with photographs since the sessions are usually empty whereas members are opposed to call for part-time legislature.
“How many people actually attend plenary and contribute to discussions”, the group said.

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