Law makers are not hoarding palliatives – Senate Spokesperson says

Law makers are not hoarding palliatives – Senate Spokesperson says
November 16 15:42 2020 Print This Article

The Nigerian Senate has rubbished claims by the Director, media and publicity of the President Muhammad Buhari’s 2019 Presidential Campaign Committee, Engr. Kailani Muhammed who alleged that Law makers were hoarding palliatives meant for distribution to Nigerians in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and publicity of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ajibola Basiru.

Senator Ajibola Basiru who described the allegations as either wicked lies or deliberate  misinformation on the part of Engr Kailani said rather emphatically, that lawmakers never received any COVID-19 palliatives from Mr President or the Federal Government, at all,  for onward distribution to their constituents.

” While not speaking for the Governors, I make bold to say that no Federal lawmaker and indeed, no Senator received any kobo from Mr President or any food stuff or any material for that matter, talk less of hoarding them.”Rather at the Senate, we donated half of members’ salaries for the purpose of cushioning the effect of COVID 19. ” We legislators equally played our part by purchasing and distributing palliatives to people at our different constituencies. So it is quite unfortunate for Kilani Mohammed or anyone to castigate us in the public and saying what is not true”, he said.

Dr Ajibola Basiru however cautioned against “deliberate falsehood to paint Federal Lawmakers in bad light for whatever motive.” 

Press Statement issued by Remi Ibitola, Media Adviser to Senator Dr Ajibola Basiru.

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