On Tuesday, the Red Chamber rejected the claim that federal lawmakers received palliative from the Nigerian Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

The Lawmakers reacts to the report by the Executive Director (Projects) of NDDC, Cairo Ojuogboh, that National Assembly members received between N20m and 15m as COVID-19 palliatives.

Although, the Senate asked Ojuogboh to show evidences of lawmakers who us beneficiaries from the palliative or public apology for reporting such accusation.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Ajibola Basiru issued the denial in a statement.

Basiru in his statement: “The Senate views with grave concern a statement credited to Dr Cairo Ojougboh, the Executive Director, Projects of the NDDC who alleged that National Assembly members received varying sums of money as COVID-19 palliative.

“The Senate categorically denies that any Senator collected the sum of N20 million or any sum whatsoever from NDDC as Covid relief fund of for any purpose whatsoever.

“The Senate challenges Dr Ojougboh to publicly provide evidence of his claim and list the names of the Senators he allegedly gave the alleged sum.”

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