Browsing: Prof. Itse Sagay

Then, one young lawyer, Ogaga Ifowodo, worked in the firm. It was those heady days of fervent pro-democracy activities when the term “hidden agenda” was a popular refrain ascribed to the transition rigmarole of the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida. I was then a Staff Writer at TELL magazine and had walked into Sagay’s office for an interview on the state of the nation.

In a statement on Friday by Timothy Adewale, SERAP’s Deputy Director, the organization said while it appreciated the expressed commitment by Saraki to transparency and accountability of the National Assembly, and the rare opportunity to dialogue with him, it remained deeply concerned that the leadership of the Senate has unfortunately not satisfactorily addressed the damaging allegations by Prof. Itse Sagay, the Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, that a Nigerian senator gets N29 million in monthly pay and over N3 billion a year

The Eagle online reports that Sagay stepped into the Senate crosshairs last week when he stated that Senators earn N29 million a month and over N3 billion a year and the Senate in response blasted the chairman and called on President Muhammed Buhari to call him to order.

In a statement by its spokesman, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate stated that Sagay was fond of using every opportunity he has to make public speeches to disparage the Federal Legislature by using uncouth and unprintable words to describe the legislators and the institution they represent.