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N35m salary: Senator vows to resign if…

GUSAU—Senator Kabir Marafa, representing Zamfara Central Zone, named by a national daily as one of the 24 Senators allegedly collecting N35 million as salaries monthly, has threatened to resign if it is proven that he actually collects such amount.

Marafa, who spoke in a chat with newsmen, wondered why the said newspapers could publish such a fabricated story to cause trouble.

According to him, even if senators were collecting what the paper had claimed, he saw nothing bad in it, because none of them had requested for it and were not paying themselves or asked how much they
should be earning.

The senator who was in Gusau to celebrate the Sallah, also noted that it was better for the media house to talk about the increasing corruption bedeviling the country, instead of such mischievous publication against the senators, describing it “as baseless, un-true and an attempt to tarnish the image of the senate.”

On the issue of the controversial early marriage, the lawmaker said: “We have different cultures and religions and we live peacefully with one another and you cannot compel me to do things the way you do, or force me to either be a Muslim or a Christian.”


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