Reps Speaker Laments State Of Economy



The Speaker House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has lamented the state of Nigeria economy, saying the economy is at the state of unmitigated disaster and needs to be addressed before it gets out of hand.

Speaking with journalists in Jos yesterday, Hon. Dogara said since the government is not resting on its oars to rescue the economy from its abysmal level, Nigerians too must make sacrifice to rejuvenate the economy, adding that all hands must be on deck while something must be done very soon about the it.

On the alleged jumbo pay for the legislature, the Speaker said most of the figures being bandied about as the salaries of National Assembly members were far from reality, adding that is not the lawmakers don’t fix their salaries but Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission (RMFC).

“We don’t fix our salaries, this is the work of RMFC. People should take the benefit of Freedom of Information Act to seek for information on that from the agency, I do know that our salary is not in the region of N1 million per month.”

The Speaker expressed confidence that the House of Representatives under his leadership would experience peace and stability that will provide the anchor for fairness, and justice for all irrespective of background.

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