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Senator advocates 50% cut in salaries of legislators

A former governor of Imo State turned Senator, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has appealed for what he called ‘the blame game’ to stop, over the EndSARS protest, and focus on building a stronger society.

Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, Senator Okorocha said the protest was as a result of decades of failed leadership, re-enforcing that it was not about police brutality alone.

He said the political leadership in the country had failed the masses and the way out was for immediately and drastic action to address the situation.

Senator Okorocha while appealing to the protesters to give peace a chance as the presidency was responding to their demands, appealed to his colleagues in the National Assembly to cut down their allowances by at least 50 per cent to reduce what the youths perceived as intimidating life style at their expense.

Senator Okorocha also called for immediate action to address the condition of the current out of school children which he termed ‘a future time bomb’.

Bestu Abubakar

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