Nigerian lawmakers brawling in the National Assembly in Abuja.
(photo above: Nigerian House of Representatives lawmakers in a free for all fight | Sept 2013)
A group of protesting youths Thursday stormed the National Assembly to protest the salaries and allowances of members, saying their annual budget of N150 billion was outrageous.
According to the group’s spokesperson, Mr. Yemi Adamolekun, the N150 billion annual budget for 469 lawmakers was unjustifiable amid the prevalent abject poverty ravaging the nation.
They also alleged that most of the federal lawmakers have completely alienated themselves from their constituents, whom they said, voted them into office by deliberately avoiding contacts with them.
NEWS: Angry Youths Storm N’Assembly, Protest Lawmakers’ Salaries