26 Mar 2021
Despite a severe shortage of foreign exchange (forex), overseas education continues to drain the country’s resources, as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, admitted $80 million weekly disbursements for personal travel allowances or payment of overseas school fees. The amount, which translates to $960 million yearly, is disbursed to banks to enable Nigerians to meet their forex responsibilities. This is after a recent report indicated that Nigerians spend £30 million (about N20 billion) yearly paying tuition in the United Kingdom alone while the country’s education system grapples with challenges of underfunding, poor remuneration, and obsolete teaching facilities.
3 Nov 2019
Former militants protest non-payment of allowances
8 Dec 2018
Hundreds of National Assembly workers under the auspices of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) on Tuesday grounded activities at the Assembly over owed salaries and allowances.
23 Sep 2017
NASS should be more transparent on lawmakers salary and allowances - Dafe Akpedeye.