No Senator Received The Sum Of N20M Covid-19 Palliative From NDDC – Senate Says

By Chinenye Festus:-
The Director of Projects, Interim Management Committee of the NDDC, Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh had alleged in an interview that the commission gave each senator N20 million while House of Representatives members collected N15m as COVID-19 palliative.
The Senate has swiftly responded to the claim denying the allegation. The Senate spokesperson Ajibola Basiru in a series of tweets titled,
“NDDC boss says senators got N20m, reps N15m each for COVID–19 – a disclaimer,” on Tuesday, September 1, debunked the claim.
He said these are weighty allegation that needs proof to back it up, he asked the director to provide evidence by publishing the names of the Senators that allegedly received this money and make it available for the public to see.
“The Senate categorically denies that any Senator collected the sum of N20 million or any sum whatsoever from NDDC as COVID relief fund of for any purpose whatsoever,” Senator Basiru said.
“The Senate challenges Dr. Ojougboh to publicly provide evidence of his claim and list the names of the Senators he allegedly gave the alleged sum.
“Failure to provide evidence of his claim, the Senate hereby demands an immediate retraction and a public apology from Dr. Cairo Ojougboh.”
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