Senate President, Godswill Akpabio has been captured on camera in an embarrassing situation where he informed his colleagues that money has been sent to their accounts to enjoy their recess.
The red chamber on Monday, concluded screening and confirmation of President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial nominees.
The upper legislative chamber thereafter adjourned the plenary to September 26.
But, while addressing his colleagues before the motion for adjournment was moved, Akpabio said money has been sent by the clerk of the national assembly, to senators to “enjoy” their holidays.
“In order to enable all of us to enjoy our holidays, a token has been sent to our various accounts by the clerk of the national assembly,” he said.
In a quick reaction, Akpabio was informed by his colleagues that he was speaking before live television and press cameras.
Upon realising the magnitude of his remarks, the senate president swiftly beat a retreat.
“I withdraw that statement,” he said.
“In order to allow you to enjoy your holiday, the senate president has sent prayers to your mailboxes to assist you to go on a safe journey and return.”
The comment of the Senate president further raises questions about the allocation of funds to lawmakers.
The salaries and allowances of federal lawmakers are often shrouded in secrecy.
Watch the video of Akpabio below.
The Senate President has sent very Expensive prayers out of the insufficient blessings of over 200 Million people to himself and his already blessed colleagues at the National Assembly. pic.twitter.com/yoi8fvlsBU
— MrMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) August 9, 2023
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Wednesday, suspended their planned nationwide daily protest.
This was disclosed by NARD President, Emeka Orji in an interview with newsmen.