Buhari Provides National Assembly A Reality Check, Tells Them Nigerians Believe You Are Overpaid For Doing Little Work
President Muhammadu Buhari has called out members of the National Assembly informing them that the public perception about them is negative.
According to him, Nigerians see the lawmakers as people who got too much money for doing little work.
The lawmakers are one of the highest-paid in the world according to global statistics.
Buhari made this known through the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who released a statement at the launch of a magazine by the leadership of the House of Representatives yesterday
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“Hitherto, the public perception of the National Assembly is that of a bicameral legislature where overly comfortable and highly over-paid members merely stuff wads of currency notes into their pockets for little work done.
“This wrong perception has resulted partly from the lack of understanding of the enormous work of lawmakers, especially outside the glare of television cameras,”
Mohammed continued saying that the president expressed optimism that the newly launched magazine would give the public access to correct information that would polish the image of the house and illuminate the great work members were doing.