Slash ministers, legislators salaries – Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

The Emir also called on public office holders to make sacrifices so that Nigeria can come out of the current economic challenges.

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has called for the salaries of ministers and legislators to be slashed by half.

According to him, “If the salary of each member of the National Assembly was divided into two, it would go a long way to provide more jobs for 70,400 jobless Nigerians at between N90, 000 and N92, 500 monthly salary.”

The Emir also called on public office holders to make sacrifices so that Nigeria can come out of the current economic challenges.

He wondered why military personnel who defend the country will earn N49,000, and legislators go home millions of Naira.

Sanusi also said “Where is the change? Change should start with the National Assembly. A senator receives N36 million monthly. If this is divided into two, it comes to N18 million. The second half of N18 million can be used to create jobs for 200 Nigerians, each earning N90, 000 monthly.

“When you multiply 200 people by 109 senators, this will give 21,800 Nigerians gainful employment. In short, 200 Nigerians will be able to live a comfortable life on half a senator’s monthly salary.

“Half of that amount is N12.5 million, which is enough to employ 135 Nigerians with a monthly salary of N92, 500 each. Nigeria has 360 members in the House of Representatives. Half of their salaries can employ 48,600 Nigerians who can live comfortably.

“So, the Buhari Administration can employ 70,400 Nigerians with monthly salaries ranging from N90, 000 to N92, 500. This is just by dividing the salaries of senators and representatives.

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“Half their present salaries is more than enough for them in a country where majority of Nigerians live on less than a dollar per day”.

Sanusi wants killer herdsmen exposed

Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi also called on the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to expose the criminals among them.

The monarch said this on Sunday, February 11, 2018, in Minna, during MACBAN’s executive council meeting .


Source: Pulse. Ng