Super rich Nigerian Legislators

Posted on Fri 14 June 2013 in Nigeria

House of Reps

This news story from P.M. News makes a good reading for those interested in finding out about corruption and greed in Nigerian politics.

Excerpt ... "In Naira terms, Obama earns about N64million yearly from his work as the President of the United States of America, a country three-tenths the size of the African continent. ….. In contrast, Nigerian senators currently draw a scandalous N180 million illegal allowance each annually, making them the world’s highest paid lawmakers."

All this while more than half of Nigerians live below the poverty line. Incredible. I thought you enter politics to serve and make important decisions for the good of your country but in the case of Nigeria, it seems you enter politics to become filthy rich.