The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has denied plans to increase the salaries of lawmakers in Nigeria – Saraki warned SERAP to be mindful of the information it churns out to the public, especially being a respected organisation – SERAP earlier alleged that the lawmakers were planning an increase in their salaries in a message to Saraki The president of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, November 7, replied the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on an allegation that the country’s lawmakers are preparing to get increased salaries.
Saraki, through his special assistant on media, Olu Onemola, said there was no such alleged decision’ to increase senators’ allowances. He advised the group to be mindful of the information it churns out to the public, especially being a respected organisation The tweet from Onemola SERAP had sent a message to the Senate president saying the alleged plan to increase the salaries of lawmakers was against the laws of the country. Bukola Saraki had earlier claimed that the PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will sweep votes at the 2019 general election.
Saraki, the Senate president and director general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council, said that given the nationwide support of Nigerians, the PDP presidential candidate is coasting to victory in the February 2019. Speaking while inspecting the Legacy House headquarters of the PDP presidential campaign council in Abuja on Tuesday, November 6, the Senate president promised to effectively harness and coordinate all efforts and lead the party and its candidate to victory in the elections.