N100m Allocation: Senate denounces NLC’s  allegation

Ojochenemi Onje-JamesSeptember 14, 20232 min

Senator Adaramodu said the N100m claim by NLC was a ploy to pitch legislators against Nigerians.


The Senate has strongly rebuked the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), for its recent claim that N100 million was given to each senator, terming the allegation as absurd and baseless.

In a statement issued by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Yemi Adaramodu, on Thursday, the Senate expressed astonishment at the NLC’s assertion and questioned the source of the purported allocation.

Adaramodu, who insisted that there was no such provision for legislators in any budget, also bemoaned what he referred to as a sinister agenda by a group of individuals attempting to tarnish the reputation of the National Assembly and create division between legislators and the public.

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“There is no N100m for a legislator anywhere. From which budget is this coming from? How, where, and when? This is another satanic ploy of a miserable gang of media and political dark angels, to bring the Nigerian parliament into disrepute and pitch the legislators against the Nigerian public.

“We believe that the public is aware that popular democracy is an anathema to some unpatriotic political mercenaries, hence their systemic blackmail of the parliament, which undoubtedly is the soul of democracy and sovereignty.”

The lawmaker urged the public, particularly Nigerian workers, to disregard these unfounded claims but, warned that it would not hesitate to take legal action against those spreading false information and ill will towards legislators.

“We urge the public and especially, the Nigerian workers, to disregard these unscrupulous pontiffs. The legislators, who are chosen among the masses of the people, shall certainly be with the people and eternally for the people.

“The National Assembly shall not hesitate, henceforth to take constitutional and legal actions against these irreverent merchants of rumours and ill wills against Legislators. The National Assembly should not be taken as a political scapegoat.

The Senate Spokesperson further called on NLC leadership to prioritize national interests over partisan statements, adding that such unfounded allegations only serve to entertain the uninformed.

“We don’t expect anything less from the NLC leadership, we only opined that they would place national interest above partisan nihilistic outbursts. If the Congress wishes to serve as the conscience of Nigerian workers, it must purge itself of catalytic political voyages that can truncate our democracy.

“We believe that Nigerians see this new unscrupulous advocacy as a comedy to entertain only the unsuspecting,” the statement read.



Ojochenemi Onje-James

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