A Bauchi Central Senator, Abdul Ningi, has complained that he is yet to receive the recess allowance which the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio announced has been sent to Senators ahead of the holiday break.
Senator Ningi, who appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today, said: “I’m yet to receive any funds in my account. While I’ve heard that some individuals received a N2 million allowance, I personally haven’t seen any such deposit.
“Hopefully, things will be sorted out soon.”
The Senator questioned the transparency of the process, suggesting that the announcement should have been handled more discreetly. “In situations like these, it’s essential to exercise prudence and tact. “Broadcasting such matters in the manner that Akpabio did can be perceived as a significant blunder, both for the Senate President and the National Assembly as an institution.
“Akpabio could have taken the opportunity to clarify the purpose and origin of these allowances.
“Questions arise, such as the basis of allowance allocation, the source of these funds, and whether they are separate from regular remuneration.” Regarding the adequacy of the N2 million allowance for the holiday, Ningi expressed skepticism, saying: “I’m struggling to comprehend how N2 million would significantly enhance one’s holiday experience. “The intended purpose of this money remains unclear to me.”
The Senate President had informed his colleagues about the disbursement of a token sum to facilitate an enjoyable holiday period.