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Video: A ‘Token’ has been sent to senators to enjoy their recess – Akpabio goofs on live TV – How Akpabio sought to deceive Nigerians about lavish Senate spending

By Olugbenga Ige

There was mild drama on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday following a controversial statement made by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio.

Recall that the Red Chamber, on Monday, concluded the screening and confirmation of 45 out of the 48 ministerial nominees forwarded by President Bola Tinubu.

On Tuesday, the Senate forwarded the names of the confirmed minister-designate to the President and adjourned the plenary to September 26 to go on recess.

Addressing his colleagues during plenary on Tuesday, Akpabio said funds had been sent by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Magaji Tambuwal, to the Senators to “enjoy” their holidays.

He said: “In order to enable all of us to enjoy our holidays, a token has been sent to our various accounts by the Clerk of the National Assembly.”

However, the Senate President was quickly informed by some principal officers that he was on live television and speaking before reporters.

Upon realising the magnitude of his remarks, Akpabio swiftly withdrew his statement and said prayers had been sent to their mailboxes to assist them in going on a safe journey and return.

He said: “I withdraw that statement. In order to allow you to enjoy your holiday, the senate president has sent prayers to your mailboxes to assist you to go on a safe journey and return.”

See the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv93tVKecHQ

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