Outgoing Senators, Reps, aides to get N30.2b severance allowances

Senators and members of the House of Representatives will be sharing a total of N30.2 billion as severance allowance when the 9th National Assembly winds down next month, according to an investigation conducted by The Nation. Severance package or gratuity is money paid to lawmakers and their aides at the end of their four-year tenure. The amount in question is already captured in the 2023 Appropriation Act passed by the National Assembly and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. It represents 12.6 per cent of the N238.78 billion allocated to the National Assembly in the N21.8 trillion 2023 Appropriation Act.

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