Alleged Holiday Allowances: SERAP to sue Akpabio over comments on Senators amid economic crisis

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has announced that it would sue President of the Senate Godswill Akpabio over the payment of “holiday allowances” to senators by the Clerk of the National Assembly.

This divisive decision comes at a time when nearly 70% of Nigerians are facing serious economic hardships.

SERAP declared through its official X Twitter that it was suing the Senate President who made the blunder announcement during plenary on Monday.

“We’re suing the Senate President Godswill Akpabio over the alleged payments of “holiday allowances” by the Clerk of the National Assembly into the “various accounts” of senators while some 137 million poor Nigerians face severe economic hardship,” SERAP stated.

Akpabio’s blunder sparked outrage across the country, raising concerns about the authenticity and timeliness of such money transfers. Critics contend that such concessions are both unreasonable and disrespectful while a major percentage of the country’s population is experiencing economic difficulty.

The specifics of the complaint, including the petitioners and the allegations, have yet to be revealed. However, the decision reflects increased strain and scrutiny over the handling of public monies, particularly in light of the current economic context.

The Senate President has yet to provide an official response on the claims and anticipated legal action, and stakeholders around the country are anxiously awaiting further developments, with many demanding transparency, accountability, and prudent use of public monies in these trying times.

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