The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has told the senators in the Upper Chamber that the clerk of the National Assembly will send some money into their various bank accounts to enable them to enjoy their holiday.
In the video which surfaced online on Wednesday, August 9, Akpabio made the statement before a motion of adjournment was moved at the end of the Senate’s ministerial screening.
He said, “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.”
Shortly after, the head of the nation’s upper chamber was alerted by some of his colleagues that the plenary session was live on television.
Akpabio then made another statement to ‘counter’ what he had earlier revealed.
He said, “I withdraw that statement.”
He continued, “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 Senate concluded the screening of 45 out of a total 48 of ministerial nominees that were sent by President Bola Tinubu.
The PUNCH reports that former Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, Senator Abubakar Danlandi from Taraba State and former Nexim Bank Managing Director, Stella Okotete are yet to be screened over security reports.