I didn't receive extra alert - LP Senator Declares
One of the Labour Party senators at the red chamber, Sen Ireti Kingibe, senator representing the federal capital territory (FCT) has said that she is yet to receive an extra allowance that was promised by the senate President.
It will be recalled that on Monday, Godswill Akpabio, the senate president, said money has been sent by Magaji Tambuwal, clerk of the national assembly, to the senators to enable them “enjoy” their holidays.
Soon after the remark, Akpabio was informed by his colleagues that he was speaking before live television and press cameras.
Upon realising the magnitude of his comment, the senate president beat a hasty retreat.
“I withdraw that statement,” he said.
“In order to allow you to enjoy your holiday, the senate president has sent prayers to your mail boxes to assist you to go on a safe journey an
Asked about the senate president’s comment, Kingibe said Akpabio was referring to “statutory” allowance paid to senators.
“I did not receive any prayer but I will check my emails for the prayers. Truthfully, I don’t know what he was talking about,” she added.
“Most people assumed that our allowances are being paid — some statutory things that we are paid.
“I don’t think it was anything extra that we’re supposed to be given. I certainly haven’t seen anything extra.”
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