Nigerian senator 'busts open' $37,500 expenses payments
| Updated Mar 13, 2018 at 3:20pm
Shehu Sani said the expenses were a "moral issue"
A Nigerian politician has revealed that Senators receive 13.5 million Naira or $37,500 every month for personal expenses.
A Senator for the governing APC party, Shehu Sani, said there is little accountability about how the money is spent and called for the payments to be scrapped.
Mr. Sani said these are key reasons why people choose to enter politics.
He said the money is paid in addition to a Senator's salary which is more than $2000 a month.
They also receive a yearly constituency budget of $5.5 million.
Civil Society groups in Nigeria have welcomed Mr. Sani's disclosure.
SOURCE: BBC NEWS