The Abuja Federal High Court on Monday ordered the National Assembly to within the next 14 days release details of the salary, emoluments and allowances received by lawmakers between 2007 and 2011.In a suit filed by Legal Defense and Assistance Project (LEDAP), Justice B.B Aliyu gave the ruling on Monday.
LEDAP had last year written to the National Assembly management to furnish it with the details of payments made to lawmakers. The NGO made the request on July 6, 2011, citing the Freedom of Information Act which was signed into law in May that year.
Unfortunately the National Assembly refused to respond to the group’s request.(Culled From Channels TV)
If just their earnings is too scary and outrageous for them to show us, not forgetting that as tax payers we have a right to know, since we are unfortunate enough to be paying for their excessive life, how then can we trust these guys to deliver on anything tangible?