The Movement for the Actualisation of a Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), on Sunday commended lawmaker representing Kaduna-Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani for exposing the wages of Nigerian senators.
In a statement by the MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, the group said providence would bless Sani for exposing his colleagues.
Recall that Senator Sani had said that senators receive N700,000 monthly and a separate N13.5m as running costs.
The Biafra agitators described other senators as “criminal lions.”
The statement partly read, “MASSOB hails Senator Sani representing Kaduna Central in exposing his fellow distinguished criminal lions roaring in the National Assembly of the Nigerian state.
“MASSOB sees the Nigerian parliament, mostly the senators, as market men and women who always see the National Assembly as a business market where they only make billions of monetary profit without investments.
“The majority of these National Assembly businessmen and women are so insensitive and shameless in their dealings with the people of their senatorial districts.
“It is only in Nigeria that a senator will openly without shame donate a gas cooker with frying pan or grinding machines and other useless materials unbefitting of a country’s senator to the few people of his senatorial constituents as an empowerments incentives.
“Nigerian parliamentarians lack innovative empowerments in education, healthcare, economy and technology. They have no visions, intentions or programmes for the poor.”
The group added, “Most worrisome is that the majority of these senators do not exist in the Senate chambers; they only exist during election campaigns or ceremonial functions.
“Most of them are glorified laymen with no qualitative educational background, a man without a good academic insight and exposures as a senator can never be fruitful to his nation.”