“The running cost is in addition to funds earmarked for each senator for constituency projects.”
N13.5m Running Cost: Shehu Sani Said Nothing New – Senate
He also dismissed any insinuations that Sani’s colleague were unhappy with him and said if people had looked critically at the budget of the National Assembly which has since been made public, they would have seen that various line items like traveling, medicals, consultancy and the rest were captured in the budget and they were the funds divided for each Senator’s use.
“Almost all holders of elective and appointive offices have running costs allocated to their offices and that cannot be said to be part of their salaries”, Abdullahi stated.
“Though no specific instruction on what the fund should be used for, lawmakers must provide receipts to back up their expenses from the running costs.