OrderPaperToday – In a veiled reference to the tirade of Information Minister, Lai Mohammed that those raising airs about the alleged N25 billion REMITA charge for the implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) are ignorant, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has said that no amount of intimidation would stop the Senate from investigating the matter.
Saraki was reacting to a point of order moved during today’s plenary by Senator Dino Melaye on an article in a national daily allegedly blackmailing the Senate for pointing out the alleged fraud.
Mr. Mohammed had stated on Monday that the implementation of the TSA was in line with best practices and that those querying the 1% commission paid to Systemspecs, operators of the REMITA platform needed to return to elementary school.
But the senate president said the senate would not for any reason relent in carrying out its constitutional duties including pointing out any decision or action of government that would be detrimental to the interest of Nigerians.
Earlier, Senator Melaye said his attention was drawn to a write-up in a national daily accusing the senate of working against President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort to implement the TSA.
He expressed concern that the writer could conceive such an idea in spite of the National Assembly’s resolve to work with President Buhari in rooting out corruption.