Abuja - Senator Ali Ndume has revealed that the Nigerian national Assembly is broke and is having problems meeting up with its financial obligations, Herald reports.
Ndume said this in reaction to reports that the legislature was facing financial challenges, he said that the situation was so worrisome that legislators were not receiving their allowances as and when due.
“I know that the whole country is in financial difficulty, not only National Assembly.
I have been in the National Assembly since 2003 but things keep getting worse; I think they paid us last month’s salary on the 16th of the following month or thereabouts,” Ndume told newsmen in Abuja.
He said it wasn’t only lawmakers facing this problem, but other arms of the government are also facing a lack of funds.
Ndume earlier warned agitators of the restructuring of Nigeria to be careful of what they wished for while saying that good governance instead of restructuring was the solution to strengthening the economy according to News24.
He added that the Federal Government needed to focus on finding solutions to the enormous challenges facing the country such as the dwindling economy and security instead of restructuring.
- News 24