ActionAid Nigeria calls for reduction of the salaries and allowances of all lawmakers in Nigeria

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The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has called for the immediate reduction of the salaries and allowances of all lawmakers and political office holders in the country as part of measures to save money for the infrastructural development of Nigeria.

They made the call at the end of a meeting to review the State of the Nation, within the third quarter of 2019, in a communique signed by the BoT Chairperson, Dr. Jummai Umar-Ajijola.

The AAN Board told the Federal Government that to cut running cost, Nigeria must reduce the number of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as a matter of urgency.

It said that the 2020 proposed budget has huge provisions for debt servicing and does not address the high need for infrastructural development given the growing population.