- The Nigerian Senate and the House of Representatives have been asked to publish their bank account details
- Comrade Timi Frank, a former spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made this call on Thursday, August 10
- He stated that Senators received N30 million, and principal officers received an alert of N45 million as a token for vacation allowance
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FCT, Abuja - Former spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has challenged lawmakers of the national assembly to publish their bank account details.
Comrade Frank stated this on the heels of Senate President Godwill Akapbio’s statement during a live plenary session about a token that would be sent to them as vacation allowance while on recess.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, August 10, Frank urged the lawmakers to return the money they have illegally collected from the National Assembly as “enjoyment” and “vacation” allowances.
He described the attitude of the 10th National Assembly members as the worst ever to happen to the country, saying they appear to be far removed from the harsh economic realities inflicting excruciating pains on the average Nigerian who elected them into office.
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Timi Frank exposes millions sent to Senators as vacation allowance
As contained in the statement, Comrade Frank revealed that Senators received a credit alert of N30 million while the principal officers got N45 million.
According to Nigerian Tribune, he said:
“According to a Senator from the Northwest geopolitical zone who confided in me, ‘each Senator received N35million while principal officers got N50million each.’
“He equally told me that each House of Representatives member got N30 million while their principal officers received N45 million each."
Comrade Frank revealed that he got the information from a reliable source, a Senator in the upper chamber of the national assembly.
“The Senator said he has rejected his own largesse saying: ‘Allah will not forgive me if I collect such an amount for vacation enjoyment while my constituents are suffering hardships. I will spend my vacation with my constituents in the village. I am not traveling to any other place so I don’t need the money."
Senate President Godswill Akpabio lands in fresh legal trouble
In another development, Senate President Godswill Akpabio has landed in fresh trouble over his holiday allowance comment for Senators.
An accountability organisation, SERAP, in a statement on Thursday, announced that it would be filing a suit against the Senate President over the comment.
Akpabio, during a plenary on Wednesday, disclosed that the senators had been sent a token for the enjoyment of their holiday; he withdrew his statement and described it as a prayer.