The president of the senate, Godswill Akpabio, has revealed he and his colleagues received an ‘enjoyment allowance’ from the National Assembly for their vacation.
The news of the purported enjoyment allowance to senators amid the economic crunch occasioned by fuel subsidy removal came to many Nigerians as a shock.
There are insinuations that the senate president was unaware that the proceeding was being captured on live TV by NTA when he mistakenly revealed that the said enjoyment allowance had been sent to senators for their holidays.
In the trending video seen by GISTS VILLA, the senate president withdrew his remark after discovering he was live.
“As soon as Senator Umahi takes his oath of office, we shall rearrange the office of the leadership. 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,” he said.
Following the removal of fuel subsidies in June, the masses have been suffering from hikes in the cost of transportation, goods and services.