Outgoing senate President, Bukola Saraki donates severance allowance to Leah Sharibu’s family, others.
President of the Eighth Senate, Bukola Saraki, has asked the National Assembly management to distribute his severance allowance to the families of three victims of the insurgency in the North-East geopolitical zone being perpetrated by Boko Haram.
He also said children of late senators in need of financial assistance should also benefit from the largesse.
Saraki is entitled to N7.452m as contained on the website of the Revenue Allocation and Fiscal Commission.
Investigations by our correspondent revealed that the management of the National Assembly and the National Assembly Service Commission would also arrange another special package for him as Chairman of the federal parliament.
The amount however, could not be established as of the time of filing this report.
Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, specifically asked Mohammed Sani-Omolori-led management of the federal parliament to ensure that it supports the families of Leah Sharibu with part of the money.
Saraki donates severance allowance to Leah Sharibu’s family
Leah who is being held by Boko Haram after she and other girls were abducted from Dapchi town in Yobe State would benefit. Also two humanitarian workers abducted and murdered by the insurgents, Hussaini Ahmed Khoisan and Hauwa Liman.
Also to benefit are children of late members of the eighth Senate who may require financial assistance in their education . A trust fund is to be established by the management of the National Assembly for the purpose.
According to him, 20 per cent of the severance allowance should be donated to the family of Leah Sharibu. While 20 per cent should be paid to the family of Hauwa Liman. Hauwa was the aid worker brutally murdered by Boko Haram after she was captured.
Another 20 percent should be donated to the family of the second aid worker, Hussaini Ahmed Khoisan murdered by BokoHaram.
The remaining 40 per cent, according to the statement, should be used by the National Assembly management.