The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan has said that there was nothing like jumbo salary for National Assembly members as being speculated in some quarters.
Lawan made the disclosure, when members of the Senators’ Forum paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja on Tuesday.
While further dismissing the jumbo pay issue, he revealed that his monthly salary as a lawmaker and that of his colleagues was N750,000.
“What I want to emphasize here is that I never believed that there is anything called Jumbo pay to the National Assembly.
“The National Assembly members both the Senate and the House receive what is their salaries and I receive N750,000 as my salary.
“But I need to function as a senator, my office needs to be properly funded,” he also said
He promised that the national assembly was going to be open to the general public in the conduct of its legislative activities, particularly in the area of funding.
“National Assembly is going to be open to the public, I believe that the national assembly should have everything open, let Nigerians know, what we are doing.” he said.