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NASS wardrobe allowance is .5m not N8.64bn — RMAFC Boss, Mbam

By Abiodun Alade

President of the Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki has cleared air on the N8.64billion bogus wardrobe allowance to lawmakers as reported in the media, saying the Commission is charged with fixing of remunerations to public office holders and advise the media to be more accurate in their reporting.

Senator Saraki said this when he received the Chairman of Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Engr. Elias Mbam and his team in Abuja that non compliance by agencies of government has brought major setback in the processes of governance.

Earlier, the RMAFC Boss, Mbam said the agency have always enjoyed cordial relationship with the National Assembly while calling for continued working partnership with the view to enhance their effectiveness.

Mbam condemned the recent media report that exaggerated the wardrobe allowances of Senators and members of the House of Representatives saying, that wardrobe allowance is 25 percent of the basic salary which when broken down amounts to N506, 600 per legislator, per annum.
He advised that the agency operates a functional website where information concerning the day-to-day activities of the agency is published.

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