Legislators in Nigeria earn quite a huge some of money when compared to other politicians around the world. Most times, this has caused displeasure among the citizens.
Recently, a popular business man and legislator, Akin Alabi is under fire from tweeps for reporting what is assumed to be a sum lower than the usually expected multimiliion naira monthly salary.
Legislators earn ₦ 9, 000,000 Monthly with allowances and , ₦ 700, 000 without allowances according to the senator.
He had promised to report the exact amount senators take home monthly as shown below where he is reminded by a twitter user of his promises:
Honorable Oloye Akin Alabi, Good Morning Sir, l want used this opportunity to remind you of this Thread👇…— PLANETABY® (@planetaby) December 2, 2019
How much does each legislator earn? https://t.co/fAUZOYznTb
The summary of Akin Alabi's blog post "30 Days in Abuja" is that your legal earnings as a lawmaker is not sufficient to buy all those flashy cars and houses, except you are doing some illegal stuff.— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) December 2, 2019
Can never be me.— Odafe (@ovwede_) December 2, 2019
You can see the difference, Akin alabi might have supported trader moni because it served the APC his party during the election but he isn't supporting free train rides.
Akin Alabi delivered his promises to Nigerians by reporting his earning after 30 days in office as shown below:
Akin Alabi has answered that question long ago here pic.twitter.com/8RyGWvh0Bg— Ọ̀gá Rótìmí🔝 (@LordRotim) December 2, 2019
However, most Nigerians are not happy with him over his alleged tweet stating Nigerians want free train tickets this festive period.
Various reactions were made to his tweet, but the self acclaimed transparent senator seems unbothered by the harsh criticism.
Here is a timeline of tweets for you:
So was it Akin Alabi that created the salary structure??? why are you guys dragging him that structure has been there before he joined and besides he had money before going into politics..— 3odd_softgirl 👑👑👑 (@3odd_bettingtip) December 2, 2019
Aside Nairabet he is into real estate, owns a record label just to name a few….
Mr Akin Alabi, it’s been 5 months now, tell us how much you earn from the common pulse, we will do the maths. Thank you sir https://t.co/oKCkgHUUq4— 𝕄𝔸𝕄𝕀 𝕀𝔽𝕐 🅫 (@IfyMD) December 2, 2019
If you want to hide something from an African,— Chika Nelson™ (@chikanels) December 2, 2019
Put it in a Book.
Apparently it was a wrong move for Akin Alabi to reveal something to Nigerians by hiding it in a blog post.
Basically why he’s getting dragged.
These guys were looking for a way to drag Akin Alabi honestly, Most of You hating will like to switch positions with him so what the hell is your problem?— Abuja Minister – (Esq) (@Sir_BiolaPr) December 2, 2019
You people have decided to sell Akin Alabi’s market today. Dude is one of the few Nigerians doing the right things. Y’all look for someone else to pick on.— Yusuf Ahmed (@yusufahmedng) December 2, 2019
I think some of you just have agenda against akin alabi, he already gave detailed information about his earnings as a lawmaker. A whole blog to answer this question ….. Certainly agenda— Olubor of Lagos (@olubor1) December 2, 2019
Nigerians really deserves their politicians and leaders because they don’t like truth. The case of Akin Alabi who did what 99% of our politicians would never do by publicly giving out infos about their pays, yet he is still being trolled & dragged.— Seanklean (@Seankleann) December 2, 2019
What else do y’all want? Smh.
Pheww,,, people who give hot takes and can’t take hot responses have all blocked me on this app.— Ogbuefi Okafor🇳🇬 (@MistaChika) December 2, 2019
Lol, I just noticed Akin Alabi has joined the growing list. This can only mean I’m on the right path.
Akin Alabi already said via his diary that the Salary of an House of Representative member is 700, 000.— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) December 2, 2019
Meanwhile with various allowances,the total amount paid monthly is 9 million Naira.
They used bogus allowances to take their cut from the national cake.
Most users think the criticism is unfair. Let us ahev your take. Do you think Akin Alabi is sincere or not?