The Speaker of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, has given the complainants the two million naira that was given to senators, as money to enjoy their long vacation.
The senators have gone on vacation, and they will return to work on September 26, premium times hausa newspaper Speaking to the Hausa section of the BBC, Ndume said he saw no reason why there should be a lot of gossip and gossip because every senator was given 2 million naira as a holiday allowance.
This money is our right, there is no cover-up. The matter is being looked at because the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, made a secret announcement of the money being given publicly, in the House of Assembly.
“These fees are like the vacation pay given to employees when an employee goes on vacation.
Well, we paid for the vacation that was given to us.
And it is our right.
He added that he does not see any reason why 218 million Naira has been distributed to 109 senators and that there should be rumors.
Ndume said it was Godswill Akpabio who caused this scandal when he failed to disclose the money.
“Because Akpabio pretended to be some bags of money that were attached to a truck, we are being cheated.
Ndume, where is the two million naira for one senator, as vacation money? He said the senators are thinking of taking strong action against Akpabio, who exposed the money to the public.
“After the departure, I had to warn him, I said he should not reveal the money for everyone to hear”, said Ndume.