ll – President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said an investigation into the alleged fraud in the management of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) saved the country N7billion.
Saraki has for the umpteen time promised to release the breakdown of the budget of the National Assembly.
The senate president said these on Sunday in Abuja while speaking to a team of editors of the London based “The Economist” newspaper, according to statement signed by Mohammed Isa, Special Assistant on Public Affairs to Saraki.
According to the statement, the lawmaker said the inquest into the TSA was part of the resolve of the senate under his leadership to complement the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Saraki who is the Chairman of the National Assembly stressed that the legislature will not cover corruption in any guise.
He said that in the light of the anti-corruption stand of the Senate, the budget of the Senate which had never been made public before, will be publicized `next week’.
He said: “For the first time we promised Nigerians that the Senate will disclose its budget breakdown.
“The committee will make its report available by next week. We are resolved to break the tradition of one line item.”
Saraki said the Senate was ever ready to partner with President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the success of the anti-corruption war.
On the economy, he said the Senate was doing all that was within its law making power to create an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive.