The outgoing Senate President of Nigeria has demonstrated a humanitarian act by giving away 7.4 million naira.
Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who hails from Kwara State has demonstrated a goodwill and humanitarian gesture by giving away a reported fee of N7.4 million.
The outgoing Senate President would be receiving the severance fee of N7,452,727 naira. However, he has laid down a budget to allocate the money to charitable causes. The budget includes a breakdown of how the severance fee is to be shared:
Leah Sharibu family receives 20%
Hussani Ahmed Khoisan's family [humanitarian worker's family killed by Boko Haram] - 20%
Huawa Lima's family [Humanitarian worker's family killed by Boko Haram] - 20%
Assistance for the children of deceased members of the 8th National assembly - 40% in Trust fund.
The Senate President’s regime was coated with controversies from 'Offa Robbery' to fraudulent activities. Though the embattled leader of the senate has sternly denied these accusations, his name will always be linked with those cases.
Saraki will formally send a letter detailing the way his severance allowance will be disbursed.
His gesture is highly commendable and should be emulated by his political cohorts.