Nigerians on X, formerly known as Twitter, have lambasted Nigerian Senate President, Godswill Akpabio and members of the National Assembly over the money sent to them to use for their holidays.
SaharaReporters earlier reported that Akpabio in a video that went viral on Wednesday morning informed fellow senators that an undisclosed amount of money had been sent to each member of the upper legislative chamber to use to enjoy their holiday.
While addressing his colleagues before the adjournment of a motion moved by one of the senators, Akpabio 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.” But when his statement sparked a rowdy moment on the floor of the Senate, he rephrased the statement and 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.” Reacting to the disclosure of the holiday allowance for the federal lawmakers, a Twitter user, @CallMeHabeeb wrote, “See this bunch of crooks! Y’all wanna enjoy holiday while the country is bleeding right? What happened to making sacrifice for the betterment of your people?”
@da_generalPrince says; This what we deserve as there are no plans to move forward. Shame
@CallMeHabeeb says; See this bunch of crooks! Y’all wanna enjoy holiday while the country is bleeding right? What happened to making sacrifice for the betterment of your people?
Referring to the N8,000 monthly palliative President Bola Tinubu-led Nigerian government promised to give to 12 million poor Nigerian families, to cushion the harsh effects of fuel subsidy removal, another Twitter user, @uzo_agu said, “But they have not approved your ₦8000/month palliative. Loooooooool.”
For @arkymdskank, “All road leads to the money for these ones. But we can not criticize them because tomorrow they will say we need to apologize to help the nation.”
Also, @mrbabs01 said, “Hmmm.. I’m speechless, so now they are not even afraid to say it loud to the public,” to which @iykemann responded and said, “Why should they be afraid when the most inexplicable things happen here? Why won’t they announce stuff like this ‘small’ money openly? They have no regard for people who ‘elected’ a drug lord as President and accepted a man caught on camera recieving bribes as ruling party Chair.”
Also reacting, @maduemezi said, “And the masses are suffering,” while @DavidHarts2 said, “They removed “Subsidy” to save money, but goes behind doors to share the money saved. While the common man suffers the effect of the “Fuel Subsidy” they removed.”