Members of the House of Representatives are yet to collect their July salaries. The non-payment of their salaries and other benefits had left most of the members without enough funds in the last one week.
One PDP member from Edo State, Mr. Johnson Agbonayinma, and a member of the APC from Kano State, Mr. Bashir Baballe, confirmed to The PUNCH that the lawmakers were owed salaries.
Agbonayinma stated, “I don’t know what else to say. We are suffering. Nigerians are suffering.
“The National Assembly is treated with levity; they don’t take our case seriously.
“The people in the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank, they tell you the same story every day.
“If there is no money, are those in the Executive not running their services? That is why I have been praying that President Muhammadu Buhari should get well fast and return home.
“So much is not going on well and we need a system that is not stagnated but working properly.”