Sequel to the announcement made earlier in the week by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio; Nigerian senators have now received their “holiday token” as directed.
The holiday token was said to be ₦2,000,000 and this information was gathered by NewStori via a post via online blog, The Whistler.
The information on the alert show, “txn: credit Ac:2xx .97x Amount NGN:2,000,000.00
“Des: NFT SENATE OVE/NAT,” part of the alert showed.
It would be recalled that Senate president Akpabio during the last day of extraordinary plenary to confirm ministerial nominees whose names were sent for screening and confirmation by President Bola Tinubu had directed that the clerk of the national assembly to send to each senator “holiday token for enjoyment.”
Akpabio’s directive was however not received by Nigerians well and even caused online stir which has also prompted a senator representing Abuja, Ireti Kingibe to deny the lawmakers’ president claim.
According to Kingibe, she had received only her “statutory allowance” and she did “not know what” Akpabio was talking about.
While Akpabio noted that he had goofed making the announcement on live television, he later said “I withdraw that statement” and his colleagues expressed their shock and frowned at it as it was exposing them to public ridicule.
To make amends, Akpabio corrected himself saying instead that he had sent “prayers to your mailbox”, a revelation Senator Kingibe also denied noting that “I have not received any email.”
According to the report on The Whistler, a screenshot of the credit alert shared on Thursday afternoon showed that the 109 senators in the Nigerian upper house have received the alert.
In an alert which a senator from Ondo State (name withheld) forwarded, a credit alert of ₦2 million was seen.
The alert was received at exactly 11:44am on August 8, 2023.