JUST IN: Commotion In Senate Over Budget Padding As Another Lawmaker Reveals That Some Senators Got N500M Each (VIDEO)

Currently, the Senate finds itself embroiled in a tumultuous session following Senator Jarigbe Jarigbe’s revelation that all ranking senators received the sum of N500 million....READ FULL ARTICLE

This bombshell was dropped by Senator Jarigbe during Tuesday’s plenary session while discussing the motion on breach of privilege raised by Senator Olamilekan Adeola.

Senator Adeola invoked orders 9, 10, 41, and 51 to bring forth a motion of privilege and address the issue of national importance regarding Senator Abdul Ningi’s recent interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (Hausa Services).

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In this interview, Senator Ningi alleged a disparity between the budget passed by the National Assembly and the one being implemented by the Presidency, stating, “For the first time in Nigerian history, today we are operating two different budgets.” He further claimed, “Apparently, we discovered ₦3tn was inserted into the budgets for projects without locations.”

Senator Jarigbe, seeking to provide clarity on the matter, highlighted that the missing N3.7 trillion, as alleged by Senator Abdul Ningi, had been accounted for under the Government Owned Enterprises and first line charge.

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He remarked;

“I thought this issue should have ended when the chairman of Committee on Appropriation explained that the N3.7tn were under GOEs and the first line charge. That explains everything but if we want to express our grouse, I also have mine and we are all culpable. After all, all the ranking senators got N500m each. I am a ranking senator and I didn’t get.”

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The revelation about the alleged disbursement of funds to ranking senators swiftly threw the Senate into disarray....READ FULL ARTICLE

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