President Buhari has stated that the notion of lawmakers being ”overly paid for doing a little job,” is a wrong one.
The President who was represented at the launch of the Green Chamber magazine, a publication of the house of representatives in Abuja on Wednesday February 19 by Minister of Information and culture Lai Mohammed, said the wrong perception about lawmakers across the country is hinged on lack of understanding of the work they do.
“Hitherto, the public perception of the national assembly is that of a bicameral legislature where overly comfortable and highly overpaid members merely stuff wads of currency notes into their pockets for little work done,
“This wrong perception has resulted partly from the lack of understanding of the enormous work of lawmakers, especially outside the glare of television cameras.
He said such magazine will serve as the “authoritative source” of anything that goes on in the house, and would make the public to be better informed on their activities.
“In addition, it will help the house to tell its own story, rather than relying on others to take charge of their narrative.
“It is said that no one can tell your story better than you. This magazine is long overdue. But like the saying goes, it’s better late than never.”