At last, the Senate has agreed to the decision of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, to review downward the salaries and allowances of members of the upper legislative chamber by 50 percent.
The senator representing Katsina Central, Umaru Ibrahim Kurfi, dropped the hint yesterday during a chat with Senate correspondents in Abuja.
The Senate had recently rejected a cut in their salaries and allowances by suspending consideration of the report of its Finance Committee, following sharp disagreements over recommendations by the committee.
But Senator Kurfi said the upper chamber has agreed to a 50 percent pay cut in line with the policy of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to ensure prudence in public spending and restore dignity to governance in the country.
“The eighth Senate is doing its best to ensure the success of the present administration. In line with the policy of the president to eradicate corruption in all sectors of the economy, we (senators) have already agreed to implement 50 percent salary cut.
“We are in a change regime and are ready to key into the zero tolerance for corruption policy of the present administration. Similarly, we have agreed to support all other policies and programmes being embarked upon for the benefit of Nigerians,” Kurfi said.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain assured that the Senate would continue to help the executive arm to build on democracy, implement the change promised Nigerians by the party and ensure that President Buhari surpass the records of his predecessors.
He assured Nigerians that the APC-led federal government would spread the dividends of democracy across Nigeria, saying the president as a man of integrity would ensure even development of the country.
On the crisis in the APC since it came into power, he said the leadership has not been leaving any stone unturned in keeping the party as one despite “misunderstanding among some leaders over certain issues.”

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