Nigerian senator 'busts open' $37,500 expenses payments

Nigerian senator 'busts open' $37,500 expenses payments
 

A Nigerian politician has revealed that senators receive 13.5m naira [£27,000, $37,500] every month to use on expenses of their own choice.
Shehu Sani, a senator for the governing All Progressives Congress [APC] party, said there is little accountability about how the money is spent.
He has called for the payments to be scrapped, saying they are a key reason why people choose to enter politics.
"I decided to bust it open. It was a moral issue," Mr Sani told the BBC.
"The National Assembly is one of the most non-transparent organs of government. It pricked my conscience and I... read more

 
12 March 2018 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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