Senator Ali Ndume, representing Borno South in the National Assembly, Thursday, advised the federal government to drastically reduce salaries and allowances of the federal lawmakers to tackle the demands of members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Recall that the FG paid the lecturers half salaries after they called off their eight months industrial action in October.
Sen Ndume gave the advice in Maiduguri while interacting with newsmen.
According to him, “Even if it means that the National Assembly will reduce sitting allowances or be paid on casual allowances basis whenever they sit at the Lower and Upper chambers, by cutting the recurrent expenditure in the budget of the federal lawmakers to settle the ASUU arrears, let it be.
“We only assemble twice or so in a week and get paid as such. As a matter of priority and as a public servant in the legislative chambers, we do not work, so why don’t you just give us half salaries and then pay ASUU.”