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Senate President Bukola Saraki says he and other leaders in the country are also feeling the pain caused by the current economic recession.

Saraki said this on Friday while addressing State House correspondents after observing the Jumat prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.


While urging all Nigerians to continue to pray for the success of the government, he wished Nigerians, especially the Muslims, a happy Sallah celebration.

The Senate President said, “Once again, as a country in this period, we will continue to pray. On Sunday, the day of Arafat, we offer prayers for our leaders and the President so that we can do what is right, because we feel the pain.

“We know what the country is going through because there is no Nigerian with blood flowing through his veins that will not know that things are difficult now; and we pray that with God’s guidance, He will see us through.”

He, however, promised Nigerians that with their support, the country would overcome all its problems.

Saraki said, “With prayer, insha Allahu, we will overcome it (economic recession). The most important thing is for us to stay together and give the President support and continue to believe in this great country that we all have and be rest assured that we will all weather the storm and scale through together.”

When asked if legislators would resume by September 20, Saraki said, “Once we resume, we will continue to play our own role to ensure that things get better.”

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  1. Pain of no avenue to steal more money.

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  2. i go dey curse all of una elected idiots
    cut ur wages to only minimum wage
    and suspend it for 24 months until we get out of this black hole

    all ur allowance, newspaper, toile, entertainment, clothing, housing
    all dem dem silly allowance una dey collect, while we wey elect una
    dey suffer, GOD Almighty go punish una, Amin ni oruko Jesu

    una think say first bank or Skyy bank abi Zenith bank dey for Heaven?
    na sickness una dey take all this money wey una steal or dey take
    sort out o, Olorun gbo, Amin

    una pocket dey change but the poor man pocket no change o
    ur uncle buhari and efcc dey carry all dem PDP wey chop money
    what of APC guys wey dem chop or steal money?

    God is watching all of una o
    E6 Geezer N.A

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  3. u feel nothing, with all the allowances u and ur friends dey collect
    God punish ur pocket
    Amin o
    una no dey sensitive to the common man wey vote una there
    all naija shouldd not come out to vote next time
    but thats not possible
    change moi foot

    E6 Geezer N.A

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  4. OUR ECONOMY CAN'T TAKE CARE OF SENATORS ANY LONGER.. Senator's Pay World Wide:
    * Sri Lanka – $5,100.00
    * India – $11,200.00
    * Malaysia – $25,300.00
    * Thailand – $43,800.00
    * Spain – $43,900.00
    * Ghana – $46,500.00
    * Saudi Arabia – $64,000.00
    * Indonesia – $65,800.00
    * Kenya – $74,500.00
    * France – $85,900.00
    * Sweden – $99 300.00
    * South Africa – $104,000.00
    * Britain – $105,400.00
    * New Zealand – $112,500.00
    * Israel – $114,800.00
    * Germany – $119,500.00
    * Ireland – $120,400.00
    * Hong Kong – $130,700.00
    * Japan – $149,700.00
    * Canada – $154 000.00
    * Singapore – $154,000.00
    * Brazil – $157,600.00
    * United States – $174,000.00
    * Italy – $182,000.00
    *Nigeria - $2,183,685.00
    The details of the remuneration of an
    average Nigerian Senator is detailed below;
    * Basic Salary (B.S) – N2,484,245.50
    * Hardship Allowance (50% of B.S) –
    N1,242,122.70
    * Constituency Allowance (200% of B.S) – N4,968,509.00
    * Newspapers Allowance (50% of B.S) –
    N1,242,122.70
    * Wardrobe Allowance (25% of B.S) – N621,061.37
    * Recess Allowance (10% of B.S) – N248,424.55
    * Accommodation (200% of B.S) – N4,968,509.00
    * Utilities (30% of B.S) – N828,081.83
    * Domestic Staff (70% of B.S) – N1,863,184.12
    * Entertainment (30% of B.S) – N828,081.83
    * Personal Assistants (25% of B.S) – N621,061.12
    * Vehicle Maintenance Allowance (75% of B.S) – N1,863,184.12
    * Leave Allowance (10% of B.S) – N248,424.55
    * Severance Gratuity (300% of B.S) –
    N7,452,736.50
    * Car Allowance (400% of B.S) – N9,936,982.00
    * TOTAL MONTHLY SALARY = N29,479,749.00 ($181,974.00)
    * TOTAL YEARLY SALARY = N29,479,749.00 x 12 = N353,756,988.00
    The average salary of Nigerian worker based on the national minimum wage is N18,000.00. So, the yearly salary is N18,000.00 x 12 = N216,000.00
    Remember, yearly Salary of Nigerian Senator = N353,756,988.00
    Proportion: N353,756,988.00/N216,000.00 = 1,638
    It will take an average Nigerian worker 1,638 years to earn the yearly salary of a Nigerian Senator.
    Share with friends and groups on facebook, twitter, Instagram and whatsapp till everybody knows Nigeria's problems. DO WE SCRAP SENATE?

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  5. ungrateful politicians. God will punish u all one day

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  6. ungrateful politicians. God will punish u all one day

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  7. Mr. Senate president, who do you think you will deceive? How are our leaders feeling the pains we ,the ordinary are feeling? Pls, I suggest you find another way of encouraging us than this.

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  8. LIARS LIARS LIARS, YOUR REWARD IS IN HEAVEN.

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  9. Anonymous 3:35 AM you are the bomb! Thumbs up for this expose. Ironically, these salaries are sourced from oil-bearing states. When we ask for our rights, they say we are criminals. Everyday for the FG, one day for ND.

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  10. Anonymous 3:35 AM you are the bomb! Thumbs up for this expose. Ironically, these salaries are sourced from oil-bearing states. When we ask for our rights, they say we are criminals. Everyday for the FG, one day for ND.

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  11. To the guy with the detailed analysis of senate pay package, what is the difference between vehicle and car allowances? Other countries ' pays quoted above are they per annum or for the entire duration of the assembly? What is your conversion rated:
    naira to us dollar?
    Please when quoting figures on social media, be objective, factual, sincere and quote your verifiable source, so that we don't use lies to counter lies?
    No doubt our political system is too expensive, but we need an objective and unbiased information to help us take informed decision and not to distribute falsehood online.
    Thanks.

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  12. To the guy with the detailed analysis of senate pay package, what is the difference between vehicle and car allowances? Other countries ' pays quoted above are they per annum or for the entire duration of the assembly? What is your conversion rated:
    naira to us dollar?
    Please when quoting figures on social media, be objective, factual, sincere and quote your verifiable source, so that we don't use lies to counter lies?
    No doubt our political system is too expensive, but we need an objective and unbiased information to help us take informed decision and not to distribute falsehood online.
    Thanks.

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  13. The people are dying in droves and this fellow is being cynical. Soon the people will take to streets and the leaders will wake up from self inflicted slumber!

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