Enjoyment allowance: Some of my colleagues got N2m – Sen Ningi faults Akpabio

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Bauchi Central Senator, Abdul Ningi, has confirmed that some of his colleagues received N2 million recess allowance.

Before adjourning plenary on Monday, Senate President Godswill Akpabio had informed Senators that a token was sent to them for the holiday.

“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,” Akpabio had said.

However, Ningi faulted Akpabio for making such an announcement.

Appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Ningi said: “Nothing has come to my account yet. I heard that some people got N2m but for me, nothing yet. Hopefully [I would get] when they tidy up things.

“Some of these things, if they happen, you don’t broadcast it the way he did.

“I think it is a huge embarrassment to the Senate President as a person and to the institution of the National Assembly. The Senate President should have gone further to say what the allowances are for.

“How did he come about the allowances? Who gave the allowances? Is it part of the remuneration?

“I don’t know what N2m would do for a holiday. I find it very difficult to understand what this money is for.”

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