A member of the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, said that Federal lawmakers and other high-ranking government officials were receiving lavish salaries to the detriment of the Nigerian masses.
The lawmaker made this statement on Sunday, June 21, when he said that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria muhammadu Sanusi confirmed their position on the high cost of running a presidential democracy, which, in his opinion, is no longer realistic, reports Globalgistng.com.
Ndume said Osinbajo and Sanusi indicated during the webinar that the cost of governance in Nigeria is too high.
The lawmaker said that only a few people in the country benefit from the country’s wealth.
He said that most of the resources in the country are spent on a few minorities, while some resources are spent on the majority of the population according to the Senator, workers in the country receive a living wage, while government officials receive a luxury salary.
He said most Nigerians live in extreme poverty, adding that the n30,000 minimum wage is too small for workers to survive.
In other news, the President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ahmad lawan, said that any security chief who fails to meet expectations should be relieved of his duties if he refuses to go.
The Senate leader made the announcement on Sunday, June 21, shortly after he attended a security meeting with President muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, the Daily Trust reports.
He told reporters that the country faces serious security challenges and that efforts are needed to improve the security situation in the country.
Meanwhile, the coalition of Northern groups for good governance (CNGG) on Sunday, June 21, warned the politicians behind the recent killings and sponsored protests across the country to hijack their mission to destabilize Nigeria.
The group, which consists of about 35 civil society organizations across the North, said that young people are becoming impatient because of the insecurity it has caused and the partisan protests of those responsible for the carnage on this land.
According to the group, their mission is to claim power from the back door, which is typical of their constant preaching to dismiss serving service chiefs.
Young people from the North have shown that paid people are now resorting to discrediting the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and hiding the successes of service chiefs.