Following the outburst that ensued after it came to light that N8.64bn will be given to members of the National Assembly as Wardrope allowance, Senator Ajayi Borrofice representing Ondo North has come out to deny the reports.
Speaking to ThisDay, the Senator said the controversial N8.64bn to be released to members of the National Assembly is for miscellaneous or regular expenses such as motor vehicle fueling and maintenance, wardrobe, domestic staff, personal assistant, constituency office, house maintenance, utilities and entertainment, among other perks, for the entire 469 lawmakers in the National Assembly.
According to him, the miscellaneous allowance also includes cost of securing and equipping constituency offices in various local government areas which make up their constituencies and also includes monies to be used by lawmakers to organize town hall meetings in their various constituencies.
The lawmaker also noted that it was wrong for the public to believe the members of NASS will be using N8.64 billion just to stock their wardrobe.
He added that the wardrobe allowance is the least significant to the assembly members.
He stated that the miscellaneous allowance they will receive will be deducted in tranches from their salaries.