The National Assembly management has commenced clearance of members of the Senate and the House of Representatives for payment and collection of severance packages, as the 9th Assembly winds down.
The Clerk of the House, Yahaya Danzaria, made this known in a notice to members at the plenary on Wednesday.
The 9th Assembly, which was inaugurated on June 11, 2019, is expected to wind down by the first week of June, while the 10th Assembly is billed for inauguration on June 13, 2023.
The Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, read out the Clerk’s notice to members on the floor.
Danzaria informed, “all honorable members to collect their clearance forms for the payment of severance gratuity from the Office of the Clerk to the House and submit same after completion in Annex Room 2.154 or 2.031, Finance and Accounts Directorate on or before Friday, June 9, 2023.”
For the outgoing 9th Assembly, over N30bn has been budgeted for severance and welcome packages for outgoing and incoming members and aides in the 2023 Appropriation Act.